There are fewer sea towns that can boast such an important history and tradition as Caorle.
The first settlements date back to the Bronze Age (from the XVII Century BC) and are documented by ancient proves and findings.
During the Roman era, today’s Falconera’s Port has been for decades not only the most important maritime port in the High Adriatic Sea, but also a fundamental communication crossroad with the suggestive hamlet of Concordia Saggitaria, famous at that time for its arrows (in latin, sagittus) production.
Later on, Caorle’ populations starts to grow faster as a consequence of the migration from Concordia Saggitaria and Aquileia, towns devastated by the barbaric Huns raids.
The hamlets’ history often continues hand in hand with that of Venice: for example, the war between the Venetian Republic and its enemy Genoa (1378-1381) involved also Caorle, that ended up quite badly affected by the fights.
Towards the end of the 18th Century, Caorle together with a big part of Northern Italy is conquered by Napoleon, who, in addition to plundering everything on the way, marked its territory by destroying all representations of the winged leon, the symbol of the Serenissima Republic.
During the two world wars, famines and difficulties have not spared Caorle. It is in the early 60ies though, in the years of the reconstruction and the fatigue, that the population starts to discover a brand new economic resource. That’s the tourism, an activity that, as the time went by, has proved much more profitable if compared to the exhausting fishermen life.
Today ,the picturesque town center and the growing number of services offered to the tourists, the sunny beach and the rich calendar of sports and cultural events are the perfect set for Caorle’s people welcoming and friendly character.