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Visit Caorle

Going on holiday in Caorle means discovering a city that enjoyed the splendour of the Venetian Serenissima Republic.

This influence can be seen in the historic centre, dominated by a cylindrical bell tower and a Romanesque cathedral from 1038. One of Caorle's many attractions is its sandy beaches, extending for fifteen kilometres along the upper Adriatic coast, offering fun and relaxation to an ever growing number of tourists. But Caorle is much more than sun, sea and sand. It's also a port town, a fishing town, and a sport town, which makes it a great destination all summer long. You can explore the city and its surrounding valleys thanks to our holiday offers to Caorle.

Just an hour from Venice, Caorle has all the charm of a seaside village, with its small squares and lanes winding round the historic port on one side and the open sea on the other. One of its beauties is the Sanctuary of the Madonna dell'Angelo. The historic centre of the city separates two main beaches, eastern and western, while the two main tourist centres are the Port of Santa Margherita and Duna Verde.

The former is a large artificial harbour with 500 boat slips. Catering to boating sports, over the years it has become renowned all over Europe as a spot for sailing races. Dune Verde is a recently built green space along the Caorle seashore, surrounded by large resorts with swimming pools, tennis courts and a 16-hole golf course. Another place well worth visiting is Brussa, which is the entryway to Vallevecchia and the Caorle lagoon, unique sites along the upper Adriatic coast.

The nature in this area is an important part of the region's heritage. The lagoon, which time has transformed into a fishing valley, is still home to traditional casòni, or fishermen's huts, built out of wood and marsh reed. American author Ernest Hemingway was known to frequent this place, and is said to have found inspiration here for his book "Across the River and into the Trees", giving an exceptional description of this Venetian lagoon in winter.

Another draw for tourists is the rich schedule of cultural events on offer all year round. One of the many events is the biannual Scogliera Viva, an open-air sculpture gallery created by artists from all over the world, who gather here in June for an international symposium. In May, poets and writers come together for the Flussi Diversi, while in September there's the Street Theatre Festival and the traditional Fish Festival. There are plenty of other events throughout the year: from the cathedral concert season to the jazz festival in April, from cabaret to sports at the local stadium and the PalaMare. Entertainment on the water includes sailing races and rowing competitions.

In terms of gastronomy, Caorle boasts great Adriatic cuisine. Traditional dishes stem from ancient fishermen's recipes and are always accompanied by steaming polenta or grilled meats, one fine example being the "Broéto caorlotto", fishermen's soup cooked during the long fishing season in the lagoon. Another typical dish is "sardèe in saòr", fried sardines macerated with oil, fried onions, salt and vinegar. Of course there are the classics as well, like spaghetti with clams, mussels or lobster and rice with seafood, squid ink, eel or shrimp.

Caorle also has an interesting variegated inland, spreading across residential areas like the modern hamlet of San Giorgio di Livenza, to ecological conservation sites like the hamlets of Villaviera, Castello di Brussa and Brussa. Ca'Corniani and Ca'Cottoni are rural hamlets with fascinating history, founded during the reclamation period in the early 1800s. Ca'Corniani in particular is worth a visit, with its two courtyards showcasing the interesting rural Venetian architectural style, and its prestigious cantina that produces and ages excellent wines. Another interesting hamlet is San Gaetano, land of the noble Franchetti family, who founded a large agricultural business here. If you don't manage to see everything in one weekend, don't worry. Our last minute holiday offers to Caorle are endless.

Where to stay in Caorle

Old Town, Caorle, Italy

Old Town

You'll enjoy the beaches and museums in Old Town. You might want to make time for a stop at Caorle Cathedral or Caorle West Beach.

Old Town

Top hotels in Caorle

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Fabrizio
Hotel Fabrizio
1 out of 5
Via delle Orate, 5, Caorle, VE
£65
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Located in Old Town, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sector 3 and Caorle Cathedral. Caorle City Hall and Sector 4 are also within 10 minutes.

3.9/5Good! (7 reviews)

"Top Lage. Freundlich . Haben Zimmer mit Balkon gebucht , leider nur ein kleines Zimmer im dritten Stock ohne Balkon und ohne Lift bekommen . Dafür mit Blick auf Baustelle. Frühstück ... naja.... saft gab's nur im kleinen plastikbecher. Käse war einfolierter toastkäse . Leider kein Gemüse."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2019

Hotel Fabrizio
Hotel Karinzia
Hotel Karinzia
Lungomare Trieste, 32/33, Caorle, VE

Offering direct access to the beach, this Caorle property is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Caorle East Beach and Caorle Cathedral. Luna Park ...

4.1/5Very Good! (18 reviews)
Okay for one night

"Hotel is average three star very similar to other along the beach. The reception staff are friendly. Breakfast good - lovely bread and fruit but eggs and bacon greasy. Our room was small and dark with no room for cases or bags and only a small space round the bed. It was difficult to open the doors ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019

Hotel Karinzia
Hotel San Giorgio
Hotel San Giorgio
4 out of 5
Via Dei Vichinghi 1, Caorle, VE

Offering direct access to the beach, this Caorle hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Caorle West Beach and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Caorle Cathedral. Sector 15 and Sector ...

3.5/5Good! (10 reviews)
Good Beach, Good Pool, but it is not 1970

"The hotel is rated as a 4 star because of the facilities outside of the hotel. The rooms themselves are of 1970s style and age. The rooms are very tired as is the rest of the hotel. If you want to know what it was like to have a holiday in 1970 go there, but if you want something more modern strongly ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2013

Hotel San Giorgio

Popular things to do in Caorle

Caorle East Beach
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Caorle East Beach

4/5(1 review)

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Caorle East Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Caorle. Wander the marina and parks while you're in the area.

Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Angel
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Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Angel

Enjoy a stop at Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Angel, a landmark worth seeing in Caorle. While you're in the area, stroll along the beaches.

Caorle Lagoon
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Caorle Lagoon

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Caorle Lagoon during your travels in Caorle. Make time to visit the theme park and monuments while you're in the area.

Top activities in Caorle

EXCURSION BY BOAT TO MURANO & BURANO ISLANDS
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EXCURSION BY BOAT TO MURANO & BURANO ISLANDS

£81

The best experience to learn about the old arts of Murano and Burano islands in the Venice lagoon. From Venice, we will go directly to the oldest original Murano Glass Factory. You will live the glass blowing art, with the chance to see a Master glassblower and his team working following our millenary tradition.

1-Day Wonder Angkor Wat Small Circuit Tour with Sunset
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1-Day Wonder Angkor Wat Small Circuit Tour with Sunset

£9

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Angkor Wat, Sangkat Nokor Thum, Siem Reap Cambodia After your breakfast our guide will meet and pick you up in the lobby at 8:00am at your accommodation (Hotel or Guest House) and we will take you to buy temples pass along the way to temples then we’ll visit the world famous Angkor Wat temple.

1-Day Angkor Wat Small Circuit & Banteay Srei Tour
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1-Day Angkor Wat Small Circuit & Banteay Srei Tour

£11

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Angkor Wat, Sangkat Nokor Thum, Siem Reap Cambodia After your breakfast our guide will meet and pick you up in the lobby at 8:00am at your accommodation (Hotel or Guest House) and we will take you to buy temples pass along the way to temples then we’ll visit the world famous Angkor Wat temple.

2-Day Angkor Wat Small, Big Circuit and Banteay Srei Tour
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2-Day Angkor Wat Small, Big Circuit and Banteay Srei Tour

£22

Itinerary Day 1: Special Angkor Wat Small Circuit with Sunset Stop At: Angkor Wat, Sangkat Nokor Thum, Siem Reap Cambodia After your breakfast our guide will meet and pick you up in the lobby at 8:00am at your accommodation (Hotel or Guest House) and we will take you to buy temples pass along the way to temples then we’ll visit the world famous Angkor Wat temple.

3-Day All Major Temples & Beng Mealea
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3-Day All Major Temples & Beng Mealea

£34

Itinerary Day 1: Special Angkor Wat Small Circuit with Sunset Stop At: Angkor Wat, Sangkat Nokor Thum, Siem Reap Cambodia After your breakfast our guide will meet and pick you up in the lobby at 8:00am at your accommodation (Hotel or Guest House) and we will take you to buy temples pass along the way to temples then we’ll visit the world famous Angkor Wat temple.

4-Day All Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea
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4-Day All Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea

£52

Itinerary Day 1: Special Angkor Wat Small Circuit with Sunset Stop At: Angkor Wat, Sangkat Nokor Thum, Siem Reap Cambodia After your breakfast our guide will meet and pick you up in the lobby at 8:00am at your accommodation (Hotel or Guest House) and we will take you to buy temples pass along the way to temples then we’ll visit the world famous Angkor Wat temple.

Reviews of Caorle

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Jul 1, 2019

Caorle itself is quiet during the day, but comes alive in the evening. Free parking near the Aqua Park, walk along the river in to the old town. Family friendly, loads of well priced restaurant, ice cream, reasonable gifts & shops. Wear bug spray!