The Piave (Latin: Plavis) is a river in northern Italy. It begins in the Alps and flows southeast for more of 220 kilometres (140 mi) into the Adriatic Sea near the city of Venice. It is the longest river of the Veneto region.
The Piave river in Ponte Priula.
|Provinces||Belluno, Treviso, Venice|
|- left||Vajont, Soligo|
|- right||Ansiei, Boite, Maè, Cordevole, Caorame|
|Cities||Belluno, San Donà di Piave|
|- location||Valle di Sappada, Province of Belluno, Italy|
|- elevation||2,037 m (6,683 ft)|
|- location||near Cortellazzo, Venice, Italy|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||231.25 km (144 mi)|
|Basin||4,126.84 km² (1,593 sq mi)|
|Discharge||for Nervesa della Battaglia|
|- average||137.0 m³/s (4,838 cu ft/s)|
The Piave river has a length of 220 km (137 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 4,100 km2 (1,583 sq mi). It is the fifth river of Italy for length among those which flow directly into the sea.
The Piave river starts on the Eastern Alps (the Carnic Alps), on the southern slopes of the Monte Peralba, in the comune of Sappada, province of Belluno, at an elevation of about 2,037 m (6,683 ft), near the border with the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region.
The river flows only through the Belluno, Treviso and Venice provinces in the Veneto region and flows into the Adriatic Sea to the northwest of Venice, next to the port of Cortellazzo, between the comuni of Eraclea and Jesolo. To the left of the mouth, there is a lagoon called Laguna del Mort formed by an old branch of the river.
After flowing, from northeast to southwest, through the Belluno province, the Piave flows through the following comuni:
The main tributaries of the Piave river are:
In 1918, during World War I, it was the place of the "Battle of the Piave River", the last major Austro-Hungarian attack during the Italian Campaign, which failed. The Battle of the Piave was the decisive battle of World War I on the Italian Front.
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- "Bacino del Fiume Piave - Piano stralcio per la sicurezza idraulica del medio e basso corso" (PDF) (in Italian). ADBVE. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
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