The Gulf of Venice
is a gulf
that boarders modern day Italy
, and is at the far north of the Adriatic Sea
between the delta
of the Po
river in northern Italy and the Istria
peninsula in Croatia.
On average the gulf is 34 meters deep. It is the home of the popular destination island Albarella
. The Tagliamento
rivers also run in to it.
Major cities that lie on it are Venice, Trieste, Chioggia and Pula.
The Gulf of Venice probably gets its name from when the Venetian Republic was at the height of its power, at this time The Venetian Republic
encompased most of the northern Adriatic Sea.