When you're out and about on your bikes, we recommend that you visit the Vettor Pisani Battery. Recently restored, it is now open to the public.
The Pisani battery is named in honour of the Venetian commander Vettor Pisani, who defeated the Genoese fleet led by Pietro Doria in the Battle of Chioggia in 1380. The battery was built between 1909 and 1912 and was in active service throughout the First World War. During the Second World War, it was used as an anti-aircraft defence station. When it was built, the Battery was positioned right on the beach, with the seafront safeguarded by a protective embankment, which was then removed around 1950.
Over the course of its history, after the conflicts, the Pisani Battery was used to house civilian families, who gradually moved on. The defence towers at either end were used as observation towers.
The Cavallino shoreline is not just about the sea and the lagoon, it's also a witness to history, safeguarding reminders of the world wars that are etched into the memory of the local area.
The Pisani Battery and its museum can be visited during the summer.
For info: http://www.viadeiforti.it/