Caorle, between the Lemene and Livenza rivers, is only 30 minutes by car from Ca’ Ciaran. The town covers over 18 km of coastline along the Adriatic Sea, but also borders many inland municipalities. To the north you find Portoguaro, Concordia Sagittaria, San Stino di Livenza and Torre di Mosto, to the east you have San Michele al Tagliamento and then to the southwest there is Eraclea. The town is divided into several districts. The historic centre is defined by the Cathedral and has many small streets that lead out from it. Caorle is able to balance the seaside and the historic centre with its colourful houses among the small streets and squares. The city, which was originally crossed by a network of artificial canals that have now been covered and flow underground (so called Rio Terà), still makes one think they are walking around a small Venice.
There is a fishing port in the heart of the city where one can see the thriving fishing business and the last bastion of the canal network that crosses the old island.
Monuments and points of interest:
- Santo Stefano Cathedral (11th century)
- Cathedral Museum (1975)
- The Shrine of Our Lady the Angel (18th century)
- Historic Center
- The Living Rocks
- Darsena dell’Orologio (docks)
- Church of the Resurrection a Ca’ Cottoni (16th century)
- National Archeological Museum of the Sea
- Lagoon and fishermen houses (natural trail)
- Inland and countryside (food and wine tours)
Distance: 30 km Traveling time: 30 min Transportation: car