The Adriatic Sea

The Adriatic Sea lies east of Italy and developed between the Italian peninsula and the Baltic. It has always been a sea full of trade and commerce, the Venetians in the Middle Ages called the Gulf of Venice.

The Adriatic Sea is about 800 km long and average 150 km wide, covering an area of 132mila km ² and not exceeding the depth of 300 meters.

Many rivers in northern Italy as the Po, the Adige, the Isonzo, the Rhine, its waters flow into the Adriatic, its main ports are Trieste, Venice, Ancona, Pescara, Bari and Brindisi.

The name of the Adriatic, according to some historians, comes from the city of Adria, Rovigo, Veneto.

The coasts of the Adriatic Sea have always been the scene of myths and legends, Greek and Roman have sailed these waters and far reaching shores bringing with them treasures and travel stories.

Today the Adriatic coast are among the most popular summer destinations, Jesolo, Eraclea, Rimini, San Benedetto del Tronto, are just some of the places that every year during the summer welcome tourists in search of sea, sun and fun!

 

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