The history of Eraclea (in the ancient time it was called Heraclia)
Eraclea, until the remote time, was a shelter and a locality destine to the protection of various population and famous people that occupied this area. This area for a long time was abandon, becoming a fishermen-s town. Then, during the nineteenth century it was drained and after this starts a new expansion, changing its features of marshy ground.
Originally Eraclea was called “Heraclia” in honour of Oriente Eraclio imperator, who prevents the extension of the Longobardo domain in the Venetian Lagoon.
The name Eraclea was find for the first time in an official script which was a document of the Papal States.
The note of the Severino Pope of the 28 May 640 established two new dioceses: Torcello and Eraclea.
The origin of the history of this centre is antique. The little islands that surround the area of the Venetian Lagoon were populated from groups of hunters and fishermen before the Christian Age.
In the eighteen century Eraclea was the biggest city of the estuary. In the centre of Eraclea was built a magnificent cathedral called St. Pietro Apostolo, found by S. Magno and, according to some historian, the population of Eraclea was about 90.000 of habitants.
Eraclea was an important centre of commercial and diplomatic trade with the Bizantin Court and Longobarda di Piave. There were a lot of commercial trade with Orient, in particular with Bisanzio. Eraclea was closely linked with the city of Bisanzio also for politic region.
Eraclea: the first place where spend own holiday
Today what we know about Eraclea is that this city is a pure area surrounded by a wonderful nature, which is also colour by the blue of the sea and by the green of the numerals trees, such as: Poplar, Ontani and stipend pine forests.
Today Eraclea is a wonderful seaside resort where you can find every type of receptive structures.
This present time, Eraclea hosts tourist from all over the world, such as: the French, the German, the English, the American, the Australian, the Spanish people.
All these tourists come to see Eraclea to discover and appreciate the ancient history of this city and all its characteristic so natural (as the sea and the green of this area) and with a splendid panoramic view.
Today people who decide to come to visit the this antique seaside resort, can find a lot of interesting thing to see and to do. In this city are available every type of enjoying activity which are loved by children.
Families can stay on the beach, laying and sunbathing relaxed, because the hotel of Eraclea can offer children services, with a qualified and safety personal.
Eraclea city is a centre rich of historical monument, cathedral, churches and many other things that recall the memory of the history of Eraclea.
Visit this page and you will discover the true antique history of Eraclea.
Eraclea will gave you a special welcome at you arrive. Do not waste your time and come to see this beautiful seaside resort between the Venetian Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea.