FARO PIAVE VECCHIA
It is the "Contrada" that defines in the north the municipal territory
and stretches out near the mouth of the River Sile, which serves as a
boundary with Lido of Jesolo. Here we can find the Gates of Cavallino,
the basin of navigation opened in 1632 which is still an important
water joint between the lagoon and the Venetian inland, near Friuli,
through the rivers and the canals of the region. Here we can also find
two renowned wet docks for sports boats, a little fishing port, some
of the greatest holiday villages of the Littoral, a yard for the
construction of sports boats, farms and refined restaurants. At the
mouth of the Sile there is the Lighthouse of Piave Vecchia, which also
hosts the offices of the Harbour-Office of Venice. This "Contrada" is
called this way because, until the end of the XVII century, it was the
mouth of the Piave, which was later diverted from the current "Contrada"
making room for the Sile. Its logo reproduces a detail of the
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Local map of section of Lido di Jesolo
- From Venice you will need to take a water bus to the Punta Sabbioni
stop on Lido di Jesolo.
- Waterbus numbers 12 and 14 stop at Punta Sabbioni. Reference the
waterbus maps above for more information or obtain a map while in Venice.
- Once on Lido di Jesolo, get onto SP42 (which I believe is called Via
Roma Destra) and follow it until you get to Fiume Sile (the river called
- Just before crossing the river, take a right onto Via Fausta. Follow
it to the end. You should see the lighthouse at the mouth of the river.