Hotel Caorle - Caorle Lagoon
The tract of sea to the north of the
lagoon of Caorle is perfect for boat trips, where you will be
surrounded by uncontaminated nature.
Ernest Hemingway was very
much taken with this part of the world, which he described as
follows in Across the River and Into the Trees:
"an autumn of wonderful days, of short showers that leave the
sky clearer than before and light up with rainbow colors the
necks and heads of the mallards and pintails that fly up
unexpectedly from reed beds towards spaces that seem eternal.
The silences are delightful. The noises are those of a gray
mullet that darts here and there through the air and falls back
in the water, of the rustling of leaves hardly moved by the wind,
of the call of migratory birds that arrive after a long voyage
from the East and descend in wide circles above the lagoon of
Caorle, which has remained ancient in its feel and in the taste
of life". (E. Hemingway, Across the River and Into the Trees,
1948) Please note: this extract has been retranslated from the
Italian and is not the original English text.
Among the valleys and the silt banks, you will come across the
casoni, which are the typical buildings used in the past by
fishermen during the fishing season.
The lagoon area includes the Brussa (also known as the Valle
Vecchia or Old Valley), which is an island on the Adriatic coast
located between the beaches of Caorle (of which it constitutes a
district) and Bibione. The island comprises 4 kilometres of
sandy beaches together with an agricultural area that was
reclaimed in the 1960s, separated by a thick pine forest. The
soil is clayey and has frequent infiltrations of salt water. As
such, the island encompasses the typical lagoon environment of
the Venetian coast.
The semi-marshland that surrounds the island is very interesting
– here, the interaction of the salt water that comes from the
sea and the fresh water that comes, in the main, from the River
Lemene, creates a territory that is ideal for the proliferation
of a rich wealth of fauna, especially birds.
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