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Eraclea

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Eraclea is a town in the province of Venice, Veneto, Italy. SP42 goes through it.

It is located on the Adriatic Sea near the coast between the rivers Piave and Livenza and between two famous touristic towns: Caorle and Jesolo.

In 7 May 2009 Eraclea Mare has gained the "3 SAILS" from Legambiente. The city has been awarded the "Blue Flag" from Foundation for Environmental Education every year from 2007-2009 for the cleanliness of its beaches and seawater.

EracleaMare is the best place for a family holiday, where everyone can be cuddled by the soft sound of the sea waves and play with the kids on a not crowded beach.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Eraclea is served by the Venice Marco Polo International Airport, or Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo. Buses run the 25 km from the airport to the station in via Dancalia.

Some discount airlines go to Treviso, Treviso Airport, which is around 55 km from Eraclea Mare.

By train[edit]

There is a train line that runs up and down the coast from Venice to Trieste in the east, via any number of smaller resort towns.

By car[edit]

From Venice: Take the A4 / E55 east from Venezia to Noventa di Piave for approximately 35km. Take the SP 54 near San Donà di Piave and follow the signs to Eraclea for another 20km or so. Local roads are relatively well maintained and signposted.

From Trieste: Take the A4 / E70 west from Trieste to Cessalto for approximately 120 km. Take the SP Ceggia - Torre di Mosto Eraclea near Cessalto and follow the signs to Eraclea for another 18 km or so.

Get around[edit]

Hotels are within walking distance of the beach and the centre.

See[edit]

Remember visit a fantastic lagoon very near Eracleamare and called: Laguna del Mort.

Do[edit]

Being a beachside little town, Eraclea mare's main attraction is its beach and its pinewwod.

Along the main street in town (Via Dancalia) you will find several restaurants, bars, shops. Via Dancalia really comes to life in summer evenings, and is packed with Italians on their holidays and smaller numbers of foreign tourists.

Remember visit a fantastic lagoon very near Eracleamare and called: Laguna del Mort.

In order:

  • Enjoy the beach and the sea. Part of the beach is in front of pinewood and it is fantastic to stay between them.
  • Rent a bike and take a tour in the pinewood.
  • Partake in golf in Parà delle Torri Golf Club.
  • Stroll along the quiet, shaded streets in the pinewood.
  • Visit the natural Oasis in Laguna Del Mort, protected area.
  • Meditation and relaxation in naturist beach in front of laguna del mort.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Eraclea has some very good restaurants, featuring the cuisine of the Veneto. Specialties include Spaghetti allo scoglio; polenta, made of corn meal; risotto with cuttlefish ink sauce.

  • Lo sbarco dei Pirati, Via Dancalia 150. Fish and pizza every day (+39 0421.237455). Famous for its traditional style pizza and seafood pasta, you will not only get it all at affordable prices (pizza from €6, pasta from €8, wine from €5/half litre), but you're also served by a most friendly and hearty staff.
  • Pizzeria la Conghiglia, via Dancalia n. 90, +39 0421 66596.
  • Terrazza Grill Restaurant (Terrazza Grill Restaurant a Eraclea Mare), via Marinella 108 (near the pinewood), +39 0421 66056. Everybody loves meat and grill will find his/her paradise. Steakhouse and Venetian specialities are served by Giorgio's family. Restaurant frequented by locals too. Be sure to try their antipasti (carpacci). Excellent desserts too. €40 for two-courses meal with wine.

Drink[edit]

The lido of Eraclea is geared towards tourists, so there are bars and pubs everywhere. Once the sun goes down, the streets of Eracleamare come alive with lights, colour and noise as the sunbathers of the day become the revellers of the evening.

The best pub in town is Barlume in front of the sea (via Marinella 1). Try a Spritz (with either Campari, Select or Aperol), a typical drink loved by all Venetians that's usually drunk while eating cicheti. You can find it in almost every bar in the city. Price is about €2, more in a touristy place.

If you try the famous Veneto Grappa be careful--it's almost pure alcohol.

Beer in a small pub is about €5 for a pint (birra media). Espresso, the real Italian, is about €1 at the bar, €2 at a table.

Sleep[edit]

  • Hotel Lory, Via degli Aceri 9, +39 0421 66006, fax: +39 0421 66328. The Hotel Lory has an excellent restaurant and family atmosphere.
  • Hotel Marilù - Eraclea Mare, Via delle Rose, +39 0421 66059. The Hotel Marilù offers a private, equipped beach, swimming pool and restaurant. Room rates start from (vary based on the season): Full board € 62.00 - Half board € 54.00 - Overnight stay and breakfast € 49.00.
  • Residence Plaza, Via dancalia 150, +39 0421 66166, fax: +39 0421 66348. The Residence Plaza offers an equipped beach, swimming pool and restaurant

Connect[edit]

Phone[edit]

The area code is 0421. As anywhere in Italy, it is compulsory to dial the area code and the number also if you call from the city itself. If you call from abroad, dial +390421 before the number. If you call abroad from Venice, dial 00 first.

Stay safe[edit]

Eraclea Mare is considered a very safe city. Everybody can walk down the darkest alley in the middle of the night and feel completely safe. In case of need, you can dial free of charge on any phone 112 (no area code needed) to contact Carabinieri or 113 (no area code needed) to contact the Police.

Go next[edit]

Venice, just a half an hour away from Eraclea.

Around the Venetian lagoon are other smaller islands, which have since been deserted but are worth a visit. There is also the Lido, which is a long narrow island with more modern buildings, hosting a youth hostel and a hotel.

  • Venice - The main island
  • The Lido - Venice beaches are located here.
  • Murano - Nearby Island with typical glass
  • Burano - Nearby Island with typical textiles and painted houses.
  • San Lazzaro - Nearby Island with Armenian monastery and impressive art collection, some world class pieces.
  • Jesolo - Jesolo is one of the most important beaches in Italy, just 5' from Eraclea by car.
  • Caorle - Caorle is one of the most important touristic town on the coast in north of Italy, just 10' from Eraclea by car.


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