Cavallino Treporti


The site, located in the Continental biogeographical region, occupies a portion of the Veneto coast called “Cavallino”, and hosts complex dunes of ancient and recent formation that extend from the current mouth of the River Sile to Punta Sabbioni. The site is divided into three areas located along the coast (Ca’ Ballarin, Ca’ Savio and Punta Sabbioni) and a fourth area towards the hinterland, corresponding to a fragment of a fossil dune known as the “Biophenological Station” in Cavallino (Vallesina locality).

The importance of the site within the project is mainly linked to the presence of a edafo-xerophilus series that is well represented in quantitative terms. The habitat 2130* has a surface amounting to approximately 12% of the regional surface. The site represents one of the 3 regional sites in which the habitat 2250 * is present, with an area equal to 4% of the total. Its importance goes beyond a local level, representing 1 of the 8 2250* sites within the northern-Adriatic coastline and one of the 25 sites at a national level. Due to its climatic peculiarities, the Cavallino Peninsula has been identified as an “Important Plant Area” (IPA) called “Laguna di Venezia e Penisola di Cavallino” (cod. VEN4).

  • Redevelopment and/or enlargement work of 3 priority habitats: 2130*, 2250* and 2270* for a total surface of about 215,000 sq. m.
  • Manual eradication of Oenothera stucchii from approximately 12,000 sq. m.
  • Installation of 900 ml of fences and 70 ml of walkways to navigate tourist flows and protect work areas
  • Positioning of 8 external panels
  • 3 internal information panels
  • Organisation of guided tours and education and training events
  • Creation of a memorandum of understanding with the local stakeholders, for the long-term management of sites