Gulf of Venice
|Gulf of Venice|
|Basin countries||Italy, Slovenia, Croatia|
|Average depth||38 m (125 ft)|
|Settlements||Venice, Trieste, Pula, Adria|
The Gulf of Venice (Italian: Golfo di Venezia, Slovene: Beneški zaliv, Croatian: Venecijanski zaljev) is a gulf that borders modern-day Italy, Slovenia and Croatia; it is at the 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 38 meters deep. It is the home of the popular destination island Albarella. The Tagliamento, Piave, Adige, Isonzo, Dragonja, and Brenta rivers run into it. Major cities that lie on it are Venice, Trieste, Koper, Chioggia and Pula.
In antiquity the gulf was southern terminus of Amber Road. The Gulf of Venice gets its name from when the Venetian Republic was at the height of its power; at this time that state encompassed most of the northern Adriatic Sea.