Caorle is a town to be discovered: not only beach and sea but also history, art, fishing, tradition, nature, food and wine. Our locality is a seaside resort whose fine sandy beach stretches for 18 km, including the centre, Porto Santa Margherita, Altanea, Duna Verde and Brussa; it offers a wide range of services able to meet the requirements both of tourists and residents.
Here the visitor can breathe history: in fact, the origins of Caorle are documented by the Paleovenetic findings in San Gaetano and by the Roman remains brought to light both on the site and in the sea off the coast. The old town is a sort of “Venice in miniature” due to its narrow streets, little squares and houses painted in bright colours.
The cathedral, the cylindrical bell-tower (they both date back to the 11th century), and the sanctuary of Madonna dell’Angelo are the monuments that characterize Caorle: once an important town of the Serenissima Sea Republic, it still maintains its peculiar traditions linked to fishing. In fact, local people have always lived on fishing, first in the lagoon and then in the sea: it is still possible to see a lot of fishing-boats moored in the port and the fishermen at work there and at the fish market nearby. The lagoon is a protected naturalistic area, so dear to the American writer Ernest Hemingway, where the old fishermen’s huts, lodges made of wood and swamp canes, are spread around.