Walks in the pine forest
The Cavallino Treporti coastline is home to an important natural area that is part of the European ecological network Natura 2000.
This network, which aims to protect biodiversity, is made up of territorial areas defined as Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and Special Protection Areas (SPA); these sites host habitats and animal and plant species of particular importance at European level.
The coastal nature area
The important coastal nature area consists of five zones which are (proceeding from east to west):
- Fossil dunes of Vallesina and Cavallino biophenological station
- Cavallino Litorale
- Ca' Ballarin pinewood
- Dunes and woods of Ca' Savio
- Dunes and woods of Punta Sabbioni
The Tourist Environmental Centre
The Tourist Environmental Centre of Cavallino Treporti was set up with the aim of raising awareness among inhabitants and tourists of the increasingly urgent need for sustainable behaviour to preserve the biodiversity of this area of fragile beauty.
CAT is strategically located right next to one of the protected areas from where you can discover the amazing variety of coastal landscapes: the pine forest, the dunes, the beach and the sea. These environments show an extraordinary sequence of flora and fauna, which have adapted to the transition from land to sea.
Information and preservation
Here you can learn about the measures taken to preserve its biodiversity , such as the installation of windbreaks for the dunes, the introduction of new Ammophila Littorali plants to make them more stable, the creation of paths and information boards to protect the habitat, the creation of a study area on the sea and the hinterland, and the planting of trees and shrubs to replace non-native and invasive plants.
Guided tours organised by CAT
This is the starting point for the proposal to go into one of the protected areas to learn more about the flora and fauna of the area through explanations by the expert staff of the centre who will take you to breathe, see, hear and touch the biodiversity of our protected areas.
This is a way of getting to know the area better, not least through anecdotes about how the local people used the plants they encountered along the way.