What draws visitors to Caorle? Is it the 15km long stretch of golden, sandy beach, the fresh seafood, the charming town with its labyrinth of winding streets and elegant squares? Or the friendly welcoming locals, who are proud of their rich history and culture?
Once a sleepy fishing town, Caorle is today a top holiday destination on the shores of the Adriatic providing ample opportunities for cultural as well as beach tourism. The hidden gem of the Venetian Riviera is easy to get to; a regular bus service brings you in just one hour and a half from Venice airport to the town center.
The beach offers private and public sections, both with an array of facilities, there are even superb kid-friendly areas offering activities to keep the little ones entertained. Caorle is, however, not just sea and sand. The historic center, just behind the seafront, is charming and full of character, with colorfully painted houses and picturesque little squares and alleyways. Via Rio Terrà (a former canal), the main (mostly pedestrian) street is lined with shops, while hidden away in little courtyards you will find cozy cafes and restaurants.
Losing oneself in the unique atmosphere is a pleasure as well as savoring the fresh catches of the day. Caorle has a rich fishing history (the fishermen's port, Porto Peschereccio, behind the town center, is full of working sea-going fishing boats) and is renowned for its stellar quality seafood.
Spending a day or a holiday in Caorle is perfect for those appreciating not only the seaside of Veneto but also the pieces of evidence of the fascinating past.