The museums of caorle...

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Caorle is a place, which is rich in history and millenary traditions and because of these features, it can boast a wide and valuable artistic and archaeological heritage that it is displayed

in the city museums. You do not have to lose the exhibition of the Cathedral Museum of Caorle in the rooms, which are next to the church and which are reachable thmus2anks to the entry of the presbytery. Many years ago, these rooms formed the Chapel of the Bishops. In 1975 the then Patriarch of Venice , Albino Luciano, inaugurated the Museum, which contains reliquaries, sacred vestments, examples of goldsmith’s art of Venice , and also early Christian finds of the church, which rose in the same place where today stands the Cathedral. The Paintings of the Apostles are very important. This is a cycle of six icons, which were attributed to the school of Paolo Veneziano. A beautiful silver Chapter Cross of 1534 must be mentioned. The museum contains also some important relics: for example the Reliquary of the Precious Blood, which was realized by the goldsmiths of Venice, the Territory of the Calvary and a thorn, which is said to belong to the crown of Christ. Other relics are the cranium of Saint Stefan, the patron saint of the city, the arm of Saint Margaret, and some remains of Saint Gilbert, the two other saints, who are the co-patron saints of Caorle. In another room, the relics of Pope John XXIII are guarded. Guido and Giampaolo Gusso, the two inhabitants of Caorle, who were the personal attendants of the Pope, donated them to the museum. In addition to the sacred art, the lovers of sea - archaeology can find the ideal place in Caorle. This is to say the Exhibition “TerredAcque.” It is displayed in the cultural centre Bafile in Matteotti square. This exhibition represents a preview of what will be guarded in the National Sea-Archaeology Museum, which will be realized at the entry of the city. At this moment, you can visit the exhibition during the week only by reservation by the Info Office of Apt that is in the Bafile Centre. On Saturday morning, from 09.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m., you can visit the exhibition with a guide and pick up some of the most important prehistoric, Roman and medieval finds which were discovered in Caorle or which are now immersed in its seabed. Amphoras, pots, coins, stony relics, which were catalogued and good described, will permit the visitors to discover the secrets of the ancient history of Caorle. A video, which was shot in the seabed of Caorle, where an ancient Roman ship sank, will be also transmitted on a screen. At the end, few km far, in the hinterland, you will find the archaeological excavations of Concordia Sagittaria with their buildings, which date back to the Roman Age, and obviously the Concordiese National Museum, in Portogruaro, in Seminario Street. Here some very important relics are displayed: sarcophaguses, coins, brooches, stony relics, a beautiful female statue and ruins of external parts of buildings.

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