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The Valleys are characteristic areas of the Upper Adriatic lagoons, separated from the open... The Valleys are characteristic areas of the Upper Adriatic lagoons, separated from the open lagoon by embankments that exclude them from the ebb and flow of the tide. These shallow brackish saltwater basins have been particularly well-equipped environments for fish farming and at times hunting since ancient times. They occupy a sixth of the entire surface area of the Venice lagoon, about 9000 hectares, divided into 28 state-owned valleys, for the most part managed by private individuals. These systems consist of marsh ponds, artificial or natural canals, saltmarshes and functional structures to manage fresh or saltwater content; - “chiaviche”, culverts used for water connection and exchange; - “lavorieri” traps and “peschiere” fish farms for catching and rearing fish; - “casoni”, buildings for staff and management and administrative premises; - “botti”, traps set in shallow waters.
Traditional small-scale lagoon fishing uses tools that require... Traditional small-scale lagoon fishing uses tools that require excellent knowledge of the biology of the species being fished, reproduction periods, seasonal migration and daily movements governed by the tides. This type of fishing therefore requires considerable professional skill which cannot be in any way improvised, to the point of the small-scale fisherman’s trade being passed on from generation to generation. Open lagoon fishing uses trawling or static equipment and there is special gear for each species and period of fishing. Two of the Venetian lagoon’s most antique and traditional fishing activities are “novellame” (young fish) and “moeche” (softshell crab) fishing.
Venetian rowing is the highly unusual rowing technique that developed in the Venetian lagoon and... Venetian rowing is the highly unusual rowing technique that developed in the Venetian lagoon and surrounding areas, where one single oarsman equipped with one or two oars is sufficient to drive the boat forward. Its characteristic features are rowing on one's feet facing the prow, using one or two oars, the need to freely move a perfectly smooth oar with no oar button, on a special open oarlock called a "forcola" in order to facilitate the manoeuvres and steering, and the absence of a tiller. Each traditional boat has a set number of rowing positions and therefore sockets for the “forcole” (nogari or vògari). The key positions are the “pope”, who rows on the poop with the forcola on the starboard (right) side determining the direction of the boat and commanding the crew, and the "provier" who stands on the prow, with the forcola on the port side, applying force and setting the rhythm of the stroke that all the rowers must respect. Between the “pope” and “provier”, forward thrust comes from the “lai” position with the forcola on the starboard side behind the “provier”, and the “sentina” with the forcola on the port side in front of the “pope”.
Activities organized by our staff. During the day, our children’s entertainment team organises fun pastimes for children, including beach games and baby-dance activities. There are also tournaments of beach volley, bowls, ping-pong and much much more. Children's entertainment is only provided in the high season. During the week, evenings of musical entertainment and theme parties are organised (2/3 times a week).
The excitement of the rowing boat . in the town square in Cavallino (3 km), to experience the thrill of a trip in a rowing boat on the most silent of lagoons, learning the “Venetian Rowing” technique.
Golf club and Mini Golf. Jesolo Golf Club (4 km), a green haven of lush vegetation, ideal for trying out a new sport, or for simply combining a seaside holiday with a passion for golf. Mini Golf (2 km), a veritable botanical garden with hundreds of plants of all kinds where players can choose 2 different courses, each with 18 holes, that meander through palm trees, rocks, bushes, flower gardens, lakes and waterfalls.
The Riding Schools of Cavallino and Jesolo for a spot of relaxing horse riding.
Sailing School. (1 km) where you can learn to sail a boat on your own. There are many courses to choose from – from beginners to proficiency – in order to learn or simply improve your skills.