5 UNUSUAL PLACES THAT MAYBE YOU DON’T KNOW AROUND THE CITY
The town of Caorle hides many little gems that – sometimes – are unknown to the citizens too!
☛ If you are for the first time in the city of Caorle and want to discover more about the historical center and the things to do take a look at this article.
If you are in town for a few days, the day is not suitable for sunbathing or simply want to take a bike ride in the surrounding area, in this article we give you some ideas on our 5 favorite places situated around Caorle😉 Let’s start!
1. The Cà Corniani hamlet farmer ❀
A few km from Caorle, you can visit the small hamlet of Cà Corniani showing a cross-section of the rural architecture of 1800. It’s the smallest fraction of Caorle with just 60 inhabitants, but certainly also the most suggestive. Located on an area reclaimed marshland in the second half of the nineteenth century still preserves the remains of peasant life of that time, with the stately manor house, the small shops, apartments at sharecropper and farmhouses. If you are nearby definitely worth a visit. It will be like going back in time and breathe air from the old days.
☛ If you want to know more about the village of Cà Corniani read here!
2. The island of fishermen (or Island of the Casoni)
Within the city of Caorle, leaving behind the Levante beach, you can go into the territory of the Venetian lagoon. A small path on foot or by bike will lead you to an ancient island, marshy. Along the trail you will find yourself among the large fields cultivated on the left and the canal with the lagoon on your right and if you stick your views you can already see in the distance in the middle of the lagoon the old fishermen’s houses: “Casoni”. Here and there among the trees and shrubs you will also see the natural area Vallevecchia that lies beyond the Nicesolo channel. At the end of this street you will find directions to the island of fishermen. Let the bikes on the rack because from here you are walking along small wooden bridges and nature trails to discover a wild world and timeless.
☛ Did you know that you can visit the fishermen’s island with a guided excursion? For more information click here.
3. The Natural oasis of Vallevecchia – the green lung of Caorle
It is certainly not a common characteristic, to have a short walk from the sea by a green oasis of these proportions. Vallevecchia is today one of the largest coastal dune systems of the Veneto and the last non-urbanized coastal stretch of the Upper Adriatic. The natural area is bordered by lagoon waters, marine and river and extends for over 900 hectares. It ‘a wild area with unique charm where you can admire the typical flora and fauna of sandy coasts. Favorite destination for bird lovers also lends itself to exploration by bicycle, on horseback or on foot. A corner of the wild and amazing paradise, that the European Union recognized as a Special Protection Area and Site of Community Importance.
4. The rural village of San Gaetano
A few kilometers from Porto Santa Margherita you can visit San Gaetano, who as Cà Corniani has a past as a community and rural village. The town was the home of the Franchetti barons who chose this remote corner of the Caorle lagoon to make an agricultural center and breeding, which did not, however, the hoped fortunes. More lively, however, the attendance in the 60’s, during which the main villa of the Franchetti saw international guests such as Ernest Hemingway‘s Nobel Prize for Literature, and US actor Henry Jaynes Fonda. It was apparently during his stays in this valley Hemingway was inspired to write his book “Across the river, among the trees.” Although today it is left to a state almost of neglect can still glimpse traces of the life of that time: the stately manor house, the farm houses laid out in a horseshoe, the water expanses of Franchetti Valley and the rural buildings that were once the cinema, shops, medical, school and all the necessary services to the life of that time.
5. The tiny village of Brian
Brian is a small fraction split in two between the towns of Eraclea and Caorle which has a long story to tell. Some findings in 1957 in Romiata seal have revealed the foundations of Portus Liquentiae that proves its existence in Roman times. Brian was in fact an important place of maritime trade. In this area, on the right bank of the Revedoli channel, there is also one of the oldest churches of this territory. Erected in 1678 and dedicated to Santa Maria Elisabetta, he underwent restoration and even during the bombing of World War remained unscathed. Today, the church is still standing despite the parish for the celebration uses a new broader and stronger church. If you decide to visit this small town, you can also reach by bike the farm La Fagiana, specializing in the cultivation and marketing of superfine Carnaroli rice but also of other food products such as fruit juices, wine and beer.