: 153.84 km²
: “Broeto de seppe” (cuttlefish in vinegar and tomato sauce)
: Fire in the bell tower
: Sanctuary of the Madonna dell’Angelo
Caorle beach is the same bright ochre colour as the bricks of the Sanctuary of the Madonna dell’Angelo, which in turn call to mind the hues of the interwoven reeds in the old fishermen’s homes known as “casoni”. The sea embraces the town. The rocks on the sea front have been carved into the shapes of animals, boats, angels and shells. Caorle is one of those tourist resorts where the sea and the sun form the backdrop to sights that have changed very little over the years, with freshly caught musky octopus and scallops spread across the tables. The town centre is very old. There are picturesque views and delightful little corners throughout the pedestrianized squares and narrow streets, which make Caorle feel like a little Venice. The numerous interesting historical sights include the cathedral with its round bell tower, which was built in 1038. Inside are the “Golden Altarpiece” and the “Last Supper” painted by Gregorio Lazzarini. Alongside is the parish museum, which contains six 14th century panels depicting the Apostles. One of the most beautiful and significant monuments in Caorle is the Sanctuary of the Madonna dell’Angelo, which was rebuilt in the 17th century over a previous church with a basilican layout and then renovated in 1944. It is the symbol of the religious faith of the people of Caorle and under its vault it contains the Baroque high altar from the cathedral. Environmental resources play a key part in Caorle’s prosperity. The lagoon, the wetlands and the traditional fishermen’s homes continue to attract and fascinate tourists from all over Italy and other countries. Caorle caters to the needs of tourists with approximately 300 hotels, two marinas and a beach that is divided into eastern and western sections that are known as the Levante and Ponente beaches respectively.