Caorle, situated on the Upper Adriatic Sea, inhabited all year round and facing the sea, is a town rich in history and traditions.
You’ll find the fishing port by the main street that goes straight into town: Caorle also carries traditions of fishermen and fresh fish, the main ingredient for the best culinary recipes in the area.
Right by the port you’ll find the typical historic center that has become a pedestrian zone, with many lanes and squares, recalling the Venetian Style; you can explore all of this whether you want to enjoy a pleasant and relaxing walk or just go shopping. You can also visit the Dome of the X Century, with its frescoes supposedly attributed to the Templars and the unique round steeple of the XI century or the annexed museum and the church which is located on the beach – the Sanctuary of the Madonnina dell’ Angelo, who is considered to be the protector of the city and to whom the inhabitants of Caorle are very devout,
The historical center is surrounded by 7 km of seashore with a stretch that features a gallery of sculptures in the open air thanks to famous artists from all over the world, who meet every year in order to participate in the event called “Scogliera Viva” (“Living Rocks”).
Let’s not also forget about the beautiful lagoon! Small and large islands covered in green and bathed by the salty waters, they are all open to the public every day and can be reached by boat for you to be able to explore their unique flora and fauna.
Moreover, the many km of bike trail will be a delight to you while you’re trying to make your way inland.
A different way to enjoy you day is to take a short trips and explore the many towns near us, a territory rich with history. Here are a few suggestions: Portogruaro old medieval venetian city with its traditional restaurants and the enchanting historical old town; Concordia Sagittaria old roman city founded by Julius Caesar with its archaeological sites and the Museum; Sesto al Reghena with its antique Benedictine Abbey; San Donà di Piave and its own Museum of Land Reclamation (Museum of Bonifica) and of the World War I this would be a good start for you to explore all the places of the Basso Piave if you are interested in the 3 wars that happened here. Another place to visit would be the lagoon of Caorle a unique oasis with a pristine environment and a beach that brings up memories of ancient times.
On top of all the destinations mentioned above there are still many others that invite you to discover some of the places that Ippolito Nievo, Pierpaolo Pasolini, Ernest Hemingway once loved, some even further down but still within a reasonable distance and easy to reach.
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