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mercoledý, 22 novembre 2017

Listino Prezzi

Listino Prezzi
 
Caorle: the little Venice

The origin of the island goes back to the I b.C.: born as a commercial and naval port, Caorle has continued to carry out this activity through the centuries, experiencing periods of prosperity, at the side of the Republic of Venice, and periods of decadence caused by several wars that concerned it in the past. The twentieth century has been a century of great changes: thanks to the reclamation of the marshes around the island and to the urbanization, Caorle has exploited its resources and has changed from an economy based on fishing and agriculture to one based on tourism. Despite the town planning changes deriving from the urbanization, Caorle is still a "fishermen's town" as it used to be. That because the connection between the island and its history and tradition is very strong; and exactly this connection has created a peculiar tourist offer, which has brought about the tourist success of this resort to an international level.

THE BEACH

The coast of Caorle extends for kilometres, from the west to the east. On the beaches there are lots of bathing establishment and most of them are equipped to play beach volley and bowls on the sand. Near to the pier towards Porto Santa Margherita extends the public beach. On the beaches take place games for children, beach volley bowls tournaments. It is also possible to attend surfing courses. There are also many twin-hull pleasure boat hirings.

OLD TOWN CENTRE

The old town centre of Caorle is unique of its kind: its lanes and small squares, the millenary Cathedral, the beautiful multicoloured houses of the city centre welcome tourists with the genuine hospitality of a fishermen's town firmly bound to its tradition.

In Vescovado Square raise up the Cathedral and the ancient cylindrical bell-tower, which is reflected in the blue of the Adriatic. Very nice the arcade around the small park of the square, where there are some frescos.

During the summer, many cultural activities take place in this square as well as the traditional processions of the "Madonna dell'Angelo", during which you can watch the incredible "burning" of the bell-tower.

Moreover, very renowned is New Year's Day celebration: fireworks, mulled wine and live music all night long animate the square.

THE PORT

The port is one of the most suggestive place of Caorle: it seems to be the same as before and here are moored lots of fishing-boats, which weigh every day to put the tastes of the Adriatic Sea on our tables. Walking round the port during the day, it is possible to watch fishermen repairing the nets and in the evening, with the reflection of lights on the water, the romantic atmosphere of the port take us back to the past.

Fishing is a traditional business of the island. Its very efficient organization allows it to increase profits. By the end of 1800 the local fishermen founded the Fishermen's union, which regulated the local fishing business, building up the basis to develop the offer to a national level. Nowadays the fishing offer of Caorle is considered a quality point of reference by all the north-east of Italy.

THE LAGOON

The lagoon and the valleys are Caorle's great wealth, offering thousands of acres of reed beds and calm stretches of water where nature has remained unspoilt.

Here and there, are to be found the "Casoni", the old reed houses of the fishermen of the lagoon, which are unique historical and architectural records. It is not easy to describe a natural scene in which the only sound is that of the oars or the birds in flight, but this is what Ernest Hemingway did in some of the finest pages of his book "Beyond the river between the trees".

CHURCHES

St Stephen's Cathedral

St Stephen's Cathedral lies on Vescovado Square, in the heart of the town. According to the tradition, it was built in 1038 and dedicated to St Stephen. Its architecture and ornaments are typical of the XI century Venetian stile. Inside there is the famous Byzantine Golden-piece. The cylindrical bell-tower was built in the same period of the Cathedral. It is considered one of the main attractions of Caorle for its structure, unique all over the world.

Church of "Madonna dell'Angelo"

This church rises on the east extreme of the sea-wall of the island, built in the VI century, maybe it is the oldest church of Caorle. Its romanesque bell-tower was built in the XIII century. It has a square shape, because its originally function was the sighting of enemy ships.

LIVING ROCKS

A wall of rocks along the west coast, defends the old town from the awesome sea. Within just few years, the rock-wall has became an open-air art gallery, where visitors can therefore enjoy an unusual and enchanting "artistic walk".

Every summer famous sculptors from all round the world take part in "Scogliera Viva" competition and carve beautiful sculptures on massive Eugenean trachyte rocks.

CITY OF SPORT

Caorle, the City of Sport", offers an alternative to seaside holidays not only to people with specialist interests but also to holidaymakers. There is a whole range of sports, from athletics to tennis, from

windsurfing to sailing, from golf to mini golf, from basketball to volleyball,  from soccer to rugby, for all of which there are state-of-the-art facilities.

Apart from its new sporting facilities, Caorle's clean air and miles of sandy dunes and beaches are ideal for toning up the muscles. The ideal months for this type of training are March, April and May.

CONGRESS

The growth of congress tourism during the last few years has caused an increase in the demand of congressual facilities located in tourist resorts. Caorle, which is always alert in market trends, offers many good congressual facilities. The facilities where can take place congresses, conventions, meetings, fairs, performances, etc., are the Civic Centre, the Palaexpomar and some hotels.

EVENTS

Al Caorle, history and tradition meet and reconvene moments from the past. The locals savour their relationship with their cultural heritage because this legacy is reflected in their everyday life and has moulded their character and the way they live.

The great Caorlina festival, the "Bragozzi" regattas (Venetian two masted fishing boats) and Caorlevivistoria (Caorle's history come alive) are events that evoke a past that its inhabitants think back on fondly and which they bring back to life with splendid historical costumes and folklore.

HOW TO REACH CAORLE

Aeroplane: landing at Venice airport "Marco Polo" and then taking the bus to Caorle.

Train: railway Venice-Trieste, getting off at Portogruaro stop, which is connected with the bus to Caorle.

Car: driving along A4 motorway till S.Stino di Livenza. Click on the right image to display the map and then click on the city you come from to see the detailed route.

Caorle il Campanile
Caorle. Il Campanile
 

 
 
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