The City

This criss-cross of small streets hides a wealth of local characteristics, exibition of local painter, crafts shops, ice-cream sellers, restaurants and bistrots. The town is bustling all year round, and in “low season” its is even easier to admire the beauty of certain corners of the town, the atmosphere of the fishermen’s village and the hospitality of the townsfolk. The coast with its 18 km of golden beach slopes gently towards the sea and in some points encounters the dunes and the beautiful Mediteranean pinewood. The qualities of the sand and the pure, iodine-rich air, are added benefits of a holiday by the sea.

History of Caorle

Caorle is a city with an ancient history, where remains of prehistoric settlements of the Bronze age have been found. In the Roman period Caorle-Portus Reatinum – was the most important port of the High Adriatic. The islands and the lagoon of Caorle were settled in the 5th century,as a refuge for the inhabitants of Concordia following the sacking of the city by the Huns led by Atilla. The history of Caorle follows an evolution parallel to that of Venice to which it was tied by close trade relations. At the end of the 18th century Caorle came under the dominion of Napoleon and then the Augsburgs. Following a difficult period Caorle rose again and towards the 60s became a flourishing city, with an economy based on fishing and tourism. It then extended into two new areas, Porto S. Margherita, with its large marina, and Duna Verde, a relaxing area immersed in nature. The church of Madonna dell’Angelo can be found on a spur overhanging the sea. It was dedicated to the Madonna found floating on the sea. Many miracles have been attributed to the Madonna of the Angel; especially in 1727, when Caorle was hit by terrible flooding. The very high water had invaded the narrow city streets, but did not enter the sanctuary, as also reported in the Magistrate’s accounts on the water who had to personally verify the facts.