Eraclea is a town in the province of Venice, Veneto, Italy. SP42 goes through it. Eraclea Mare is the Lido of Eraclea.
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 2007-2019 for the cleanliness of its beaches and seawater. It is the most important result on venetian coast.
Eraclea, just like its neighbor Jesolo, is divided into two parts: Eraclea is the village on the left bank of river Piave and it's located around 5kms from the beach. Eraclea Mare is the beach resort where you can find hotels, campings, the pinewood and the beach. It is a very quiet and family-oriented beach resort.
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
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.
Hotels are within walking distance of the beach and the centre.
Remember visit a fantastic lagoon very near Eracleamare and called: Laguna del Mort. Please note that in April 2016 a huge fire destroyed part of the pinewood surrounding the lagoon. Therefore the access from mainland is forbidden. You can only reach the lagoon by private boat or swimming.
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.
Remeber visit a fantastic lagoon very near Eracleamare and called: Laguna del Mort.
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.
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).
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.
-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.
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.
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.
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.