HISTORY

The city's name derives from the Latin "Caprulae" and probably refers to the wild goats that grazed there, or to worship the pagan goddess Capris. Its origins are Roman and are proven by artifacts found in the city and the hinterland and are dated 452 AD. Caorle gradually assumes importance because it was the port of Saggitaria Concordia, which was connected with the river Lemene. Then it grew due to the escape of the Venetian and Friulian people that fled to the coast to survive the barbarian invasions of Attila. The same happened for Rialto (Venice) some decades later. From that moment the bonding together of Caorle to Serenissima Republic of Venice became inseparable and with it shared the vicissitudes of history.



CAORLE TODAY

Caorle is a charming seaside town, one hour away from Venice. The coast is about 18 km long, consists of a long stretch of golden sand. Caorle is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the Adriatic and still retain the characteristics of an old fishing village with its traditions and characteristics. Caorle is the ideal place for tourists who want to spend the holidays in a serene and joyful atmosphere.



DOWNTOWN

The downtown is very impressive and highlights the original Venetian atmosphere. It is full of landmarks and old buildings and lively, typical of urban areas related to fishing. The variegated colors of the center is characterized by the presence of narrow streets and small squares. The cathedral is the main monument. It was built eleventh century and for centuries was Episcopalian. In the square stands the majestic bell tower.

The bell tower is nearly unique in its circular and derived from an ancient Roman lighthouse lookout. Opposite the cathedral is the Museum of Liturgy. The Marian shrine of St. Michael the Archangel is another important monument, it is commonly known as Madonna. It is located in a picturesque location, on a small peninsula on the sea, it has always been a landmark for sailors. From the sanctuary on the cliffs along the promenade you can admire the fascinating "Long live Cliff," which features original sculptures, which many sculptors from around the world have created.

THE PORT 

The old town of Caorle was crossed by canals, which were then buried, as evidenced by the name of the main street "Rio Earth." The ancient water route now is the fishing port, which is one of the peculiarities of the city for its traditional maritime activity. In the early years of the twentieth century there were ships (called Bragozzi) and moored in the port of Caorle, they are typical lagoon boats, replaced by vessels in the immediate post-war motor. Today, Caorle has two docks for pleasure boats with over 900 berths.



THE MYTH 

The sanctuary is a place of worship for excellence for the local population, primarily because the myth says that the eighth century, a miracle happened: the fishermen saw a glow attracted to float on a statue of the Madonna and Child. Fishermen dragged with nets on the beach, but it was too heavy ... we could only children. The church has also always had a protective role, as in the past saved the population from a terrible storm that had flooded the city.



THE CAORLINA 

The caorlina is a traditional boat, like the famous gondola but originally from Caorle, used today especially in the Venetian rowing regattas. Initially it was used for fishing in the lagoon and for the transport of goods. The characteristics of the first caorlina have a flat bottom and the bow and stern, and raised the same, this allows the vogue with ease by the rowers. To all the rowboats can add a tree to hoist the lateen sail. The vibrant colors and decorations representing the symbols of the families or fishing companies. In Caorle, moreover, was built in 2000 caorlina a parade, with 24 oarsmen in addition to participating in the Regatta Storica Grand Canal of Venice, takes part in several events of historical or religious.