Venice and its islands
Enchanting Venice truly is a stone's throw away from Caorle and many tourists, whatever the season, make the most of their stay in Caorle, by going on a day trip to one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
From Caorle, you can reach Venice in different ways:
directly by bus using the ATVO bus company;
by train from the closest train stations (Santo Stino di Livenza station 15 km from Caorle; San Donà di Piave-Jesolo station and Portogruaro-Caorle station approximately 25 km from us);
by car up to Punta Sabbioni (44 km approximately) and from there you can take the public motorboat to Piazza San Marco.
In summer, you can reach Venice even with a private service (direct motor vessel) or with a bus+motorboat combination offered by ATVO.
For further information and to purchase tickets, you can call our Tourist Information Office in Caorle: Tel. +39 0421 81085.
Below, in brief, the main attractions of Venice, just so you can get a vague idea of the immense beauty that awaits you once you get to Caorle:
- Grand Canal (the main water way of the city with its palazzos and monuments);
- Rialto Bridge (16th century) in proximity to the Church of St. Giacometo (the oldest in the city), the Gothic field of the Fish Market and Herbarium Market where the fruit and vegetable market takes place;
- Saint Mark's Square with its gems such as the Doge's Palace, the Basilica, the Bell Tower of Saint Mark, the Tower of the Clock, the Correr Civic Museum and the Bridge of Sighs;
- the Church of Health;
- the Galleries of the Academy (Venetian pictorial masterpieces from the origins to the 17th century);
- Ca' Rezzonico Museum of 18th-century;
- Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (with its famous altarpiece of the Assumption painted by Titian);
- Scuola Grande di San Rocco (it houses one of the most important collection of paintings by Tintoretto);
- Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo.
The islands of the Venetian Lagoon
If you have a car and want to reach the three most famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon (Burano, Torcello and Murano) starting from Caorle, we advise you to follow these instructions: leave Caorle in the direction of Porto Santa Margherita - Venice, transiting through Eraclea Mare.
At 13 km from Eraclea, cross the bridge on the Piave in the direction of Jesolo; at the big roundabout near Jesolo Lido, follow the Jesolo-Cavallino-Punta Sabbioni signposting to reach Cavallino and then Treporti. This is where you will find the jetty where motorboats depart for the islands: the same line serves the two major islands, Burano and Murano, which can be reached in 30 minutes, while there are regular departures from Burano to Torcello.
Burano, with its traditional coloured houses and streets, campielli and canals, is famous all over the world, not only for its beauty, but also for its lace; Murano is known for its glass-making art (you have to visit a furnace, a glass-working lab) and Torcello is appealing thanks to the splendid Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.
Also worth a visit are the less known - but equally as beautiful - islands of the Venetian Lagoon such as: the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, with its Palladian church, and the Island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, home to the monastery and the library of the Mekhitarist Armenian Fathers (you can visit every afternoon at 3:25 pm and, for groups of at least 25 people, even at other times and upon reservation tel. +39 041 5260104).
To reach the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, from Punta Sabbioni take the ACTV motorboat towards Venice-San Zaccaria. From there, take the ACTV motorboat to the Island of San Giorgio. From San Zaccaria, you can opt for Line 20 and reach the Island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni.