Marian celebration that renews locals’ gratitude to the Virgin
Marian feasts are held throughout the year in Caorle. The one organized every five years in September seems to rally more circumstance. There is also a yearly celebration which is held in great respect by locals: organized in the second Sunday of July, it recalls a historical moment of major importance to the development of Caorle.
As tradition goes, bishop Trevisan Suarez prayed, in 1741, to the Virgin to help the town maintain its rights over the waters of the lagoon. Apparently, things worked out for Caorle, and the town kept its privileges. The Marian cult underwent a huge boost of popularity, and believers remember each year they must renew their gratitude.
The procession is marked by a liturgical service held in the historical center.
The Cathedral of Saint Stephen of Caorle overtops the historical center of the town. Its high sturdy campanile is unique in the world.
Ultimate fun for children in Caorle: Aquafolie is a vacation reward the little ones will definitely appreciate. Open May to September.
Explore the Adriatic coastline to the full by visiting the Beach of Duna Verde. Located close to Caorle, it makes for a perfect daytrip destination.