Nestled between the Adriatic and the lagoon and the Venetian countryside, the beach, of Sottomarina ancient times, had to be a thin strip of land, the coastal belt south of the lagoon.

The conformation of this part has undergone substantial changes especially in sec. XI, changing gradually from vegetation "wilderness" to a type cultivated arrangements. Bounded on the south by the mouth of the Brenta - Bacchiglione, came north to the port of San Felice.

The population was concentrated around the lagoon Lusenzo and was practically limited to the area from the old port to the current market. Following its total destruction in 1379 during the War of Chioggia, Sottomarina remained uninhabited, with no defense at sea, subject to continual flooding. The Venetian Senate that will prevent the reconstruction, which will take place only towards the second half of 1700, when to defend the entire basin will be built the impressive work of Murazzi, consisting of large boulders in Istrian stone seats to face the destructive effect of mareggiate. Sottomarina today enjoys a beach that extends beyond the mouth of the Brenta, to those of the Adige, in that of Isolaverde, renowned for its sandy soil particularly suitable for its vegetable production, and today the tourist center equipped with modern bathing facilities for bikes.

The sand Sottomarina

About six miles long and with a depth in some places even reaches the 300 meters, the beach, beautiful and characterized and appreciated around the coast for the quality of its sand, very fine, with great presence of augite, quartz, silicates and micaceous elements combined with regular moderate and constant ventilation which make this beach is highly recommended for treatment eliopsammoterapiche and a beautiful tan. Its shoreline is wide and comfortable, no doubt ideal for long walks and to entertain the kids and relax the largest.

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