The villages of the littoral
Let yourself be conquered by the beauty of the country villages suspended between history and nature!
Our advice: take your bike, a hat, the sunglasses, a bottle of water and some snacks and set off for a trip with your family, at the discovery of the lagoon and of the historical military buildings of Cavallino-Treporti.
Mesole is a district of Cavallino-Treporti, inhabited since 1300, known both for the extraordinary lagoon environment that surrounds it and for the homonymous convent. The convent of the Mesole is one of the most ancient buildings of the area, built in 1380 and ecclesiastic property.
The village of Lio Piccolo
The noble Venetian family of the Boldú – towards the end of the 1700 – was the owner of many farm houses, vegetable gardens, grazing lands and fishing valleys. This family was also the owner of the Palace that we see, when we get to Lio Piccolo, that took its name.
Heading towards Lio Piccolo, you go through Saccagnana, but especially through its small square called “Prà” (from the word ‘prato’- lawn - abbreviated).
An old rural village between vegetable gardens and lagoon.
The origins of this village are confirmed by the historical architectural settlements, as the oratory of the XVIII century and the old Renaissance Villa, ‘Casa Padronale Zanella’. This Villa dates back to the XVI century, was fully restructured between 1996 and 1998, and is an example of Venetian Villa in the lagoon. Both these buildings rise on the historical rural courtyard of the Prà, where you still have the feeling of a past life.
The toponym comes from the historical canals of Pordelio, Portosecco and Saccagnana. These canals divided the lands in three islands: the island of Portosecco, the island of the Church (Isola della Chiesa) and Saccagnana. As there were no bridges at the time, you could reach the islands only by boat. In the heart of the village you find the symbolic-bulding of Treporti: la Chiesa della S.S.Trinità (the Holy Trinity Church), the first evidences date back to the XVI century. What mostly characterizes Treporti, are the two Bell Towers; one is the oldest, and dates back to the construction of the first church, the second was erected between 1925-1932 and it is 35 m high. Therefore Treporti became the “village of the two bell towers”.