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Eraclea is a town in the province of Venice, Veneto, Italy. SP42 goes through it. Eraclea Mare is the Lido of Eraclea [1].

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 2007-2012 for the cleanliness of its beaches and seawater[2]. It is the most important result on venetian coast.

Eracleamare's pinewood

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-

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

-By train-

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-

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.


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


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 restaruants, 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.

Remeber 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.


  • Eraclea Mare Tourist Information Office, Via dei lecci 4, 30020 Eraclea Mare, Tel. +39.0421.66166 | Fax +39.0421.66348, [3]. Booking for rental homes and bungalows with seaview.


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 [4], via Dancalia 150, Eraclea Mare. 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, Eraclea Mare (+39 0421.66596).
  • Terrazza Grill Restaurant (Terrazza Grill Restaurant a Eraclea Mare), via Marinella 108 (near the pinewood), +39 0421.66056, [5]. 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.  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.

Beer in a small pub is about €5 for a pint (birra media).

-Coffee- Starbucks has so far avoided Rome. And no wonder: Italian coffee is, unlike Starbucks, actually good so our friends from Seattle would face a lot of competition. Moreover Italians don't like eat meals or having their coffee while strolling. A coffee is actually a break (if not a little ceremony), even for few minutes. Espresso, the real italian, is about €1 at the bar, €2 at a table.

A latte in Italian is just a glass of milk. If you're expecting coffee in that glass, you should ask for a caffelatte. A latte macchiato (meaning "marked") is steamed milk stained with a smaller shot of espresso. Espresso or normale is just that, but more commonly just referred to as caffè. Espresso doppio means a double shot of espresso, while espresso macchiato is espresso 'marked' with a dab of steamed milk, like a small cappuccino. Americano — the one to order if you like filter coffee — is espresso diluted with hot water and not drunk much by Italians. Decaffeinato is self explanatory, but often referred to by the common brand-name Caffè Hag. A caffè corretto is an espresso with some alcoholic drink, like sambuca (distilled from the elder tree, similar to the anisette), anisette, brandy, cognac, grappa (grape spirit) or whatever. Usually the barmen add about a spoon of the correction.

Cappuccino is well known outside of Italy, but be warned: it is considered very un-classy, and somewhat childish, to order one after 11AM (and certainly after a meal). Italians think cappuccino doesn't help the digestion as an espresso is supposed to do, — also because it's too heavy, especially after a large meal. -Wine and water- House wines (vini della casa) are almost always drinkable and inexpensive (unlike, say, in the UK). Most trattorie would not be caught dead serving poor wine. You may often find a bottle of wine on the table for you. Believe it or not: this bottle will be less expensive than a glass would be in the US or UK, possibly only €4 or €5. This does not always apply to those places that look really tourist-trap-like! Slightly better quality wines are usually sold at a relatively small mark-up on shop prices. The best wines are marked as D.O.C. (Registered Designation of Origin) or D.O.C.G. (Registered and Guaranteed Designation of Origin) — they are not necessarily expensive.

Most veneto drink bottled water with their meals. In restaurants it normally comes in 1 liter bottles and can be had normale or liscia (still water) or gassata (sparkle water). No ice is usually served in the water, even in the summer like American customers can expect. Few restaurants offer the free water in the pitcher or the in-house "purified" water in the pitcher usually customized with their logo.

-Before dinner- Pre-dinner drinks (aperitivi) accompanied with small hors d'oeuvres (antipasti) are very popular with Venetians: 1) chic yuppies in their 20s-30s crowd the area around Via dancalia (the main street) and via Marinella (near the Terrazzagrill); 2) younger generations sprawl around the seaside; 3) everyone sits to drink in the narrow streets behind the pinewwod.


  • Agenzia Europa Last Minute [6]: bungalows, residences, flats, and chalets; rental homes for your holiday in front of the sea; via Dancalia 34 Eraclea Mare (+39 0421.66033).
  • Hotel Lory, Via degli Aceri 9, 30020 Eraclea Mare, Tel. +39.0421.66006 | Fax +39.0421.66328, [7]. The Hotel Lory awaits you all year round in Eraclea Mare, between the pine forest and the sea, with an excellent restaurant and family atmosphere.
  • Hotel Marilù - Eraclea Mare, Via delle Rose, 30020, Ph. +39 0421.66059 [8]. The Hotel Marilù on the Eraclea Beach welcomes you with unequaled conveniences and services, private, equipped beach, swimming pool and restaurant, between the pine forest and the sea. 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, 30020 Eraclea Mare, Tel. +39.0421.66166| Fax +39.0421.66348, [9]. The Residence Plaza awaits you all Summer in Eraclea Mare, equipped beach, swimming pool and restaurant, between the pine forest and the sea.
  • Residence Ciclamini, Via dancalia 35, 30020 Eraclea Mare, Tel. +39.0421.66166| Fax +39.0421.66348, [10]. The Residence Ciclamini is ready for you from may since september in Eraclea Mare, swimming pool.
  • Eracleamare [11], one of the destinations of summer tourism on the Adriatic riviera is one of the best known seaside resort in venetian coast. Within the last year a steady growth of foreign tourists, especially from Germany, has been recorded.
  • Hotel Aurora, Via Dancalia, 86, +39 0421 66045, [12].  edit


-Phone- 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.

Get out[edit]

Venice, just an 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.


In an emergency, call 112 (Carabinieri), 113 (Police), 118 (medical first aid) or 115 (firemen). Carry the address of your embassy or consulate.

On anything else you may need for your Eraclea holiday, you can contact the official help line of the Minister of Tourism 039.039.039. From Monday to Sunday, from 9.00 to 22.00, in seven languages, seven days a week.

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