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August 2022

Back to Caorle.

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After my stay in Portogruaro I spent some days in Caorle. It is a beautiful seaside restort.

Caorle is a island connected by bridges.

It is situated some kilometers from Portogruaro.

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This town has two long beaches. Spiaggia di levante (the east beach) and spiaggia di ponente (the west beach).

The beaches are divided by a dam formed by lots of rocks.

Many of these rocks are sculpted every two years by sculptors from various countries.

It is a real contest called Scogliera Viva.

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One of the things to do in Caorle is to get lost into its colourful historic core.

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The old core is made of calli (narrow alleys) and campi (small squares).

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A nice small square.

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Rio TerrĂ  delle Botteghe is a long street in the old centre of Caorle.

Here you can find a good choice of shops and some cafes and restaurants.

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I usually had a spritz around 11 p. m. Spritz is a long drink typical from the Veneto region.

It is made with white wine, sparkling water and a bit of beverage called Bitter or Campari.

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This was one of my favourite places to rest in Caorle. It is near the cathedral.

It is a good place to protect oneself from the heat. It was hot when I was in Caorle!

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I booked a room at a hotel where they served only breakfast. Hotel Luana; Your text to link here....

This hotel is simple, clean and not far from the old centre of Caorle.

I found a good place to have lunch. It is a kind of take away. Its name is Gastronomia da Emilio; Your text to link here...

Here I had two kinds of pasticcio (casserole) and cold rice. These dishes were really good.

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Pasticcio with fish and sea fruits.

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Cold rice.

If you like to know more about Caorle, please, check my previous post about this town.

Posted by Maurizioagos 17:48 Archived in Italy Tagged veneto caorle italy. Comments (4)

Portogruaro

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I spent four days in Portogruaro and I never got bored of this town.

Portogruaro is situated in the western part of the Veneto region.

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The river Lemene crosses Portogruaro.

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Several kinds of fowls live by the Lemene river.

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Along the Lemene river there is a short promenade. Let' s say it is more than a path.

Here you can also find some benches to rest a bit.

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You will not surely miss these old water mills if you visit Portogruaro.

They date to the XIII century. Today they are used for art exibitions.

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This is a small wooden oratory dedicated to the Madonna. It was made in 1600.

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Here you see the painting of the Madonna that is housed into the oratory.

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Piazza della Repubblica; the main square in Portogruaro is bordered by various palaces and with the town hall.

In this picture you see the town hall. Its central part was built in 1265. Probably the side wings date to the 1512.

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There are many old palaces in the center of Portogruaro.

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Many of these are decorated with beautiful frescoes.

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This is one of my favourite spots in Portogruaro. It is a small square right in the old center of the town.

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Forno Zani is a cafe bakery. It is a good place to have something to eat as slices of pizza and other savoury food.

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Two slices of pizza I had for dinner at Forno Zani.

Forno Zani is situated right in the city center of Portogruaro.

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There are lots of porticoes in this town. Under many of these there are shops, cafes and restaurants.

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A portico with frescoes.

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There is an interesting archaeological museum in Portogruaro. The museo nazionale Concordiese.

This museum houses lots of Roman finds discovered in Concordia Sagittaria and the surronding areas.

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Concordia Sagittaria is a town located some three kilometers from Portogruaro.

It was a Roman settlement named Iulia Concordia at the Roman times.

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I suppose there are two parks in this town. One of these is quite small. Its name is Giardini dell' Abbazia.

Here you can see a beautiful fountains and some sculptures.

The other park; Parco della Pace is quite large and has various kinds of trees and a cafes.

I didn' t take any pics at this park....

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A fairy tale house.

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A private garden.

Posted by Maurizioagos 16:18 Archived in Italy Tagged veneto italy. portogruaro Comments (5)

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