A paradise for bike lovers with a few rides from the beach of Caorle.
We are talking about the village of Ca ’Corniani and the homonymous estate that in recent months has undergone a substantial intervention by landscape enhancement realized by Genagricola, the agri-food holding of the Generali Group.
This work, the result of the work of the architect Andreas Kipar of the international firm Land, opened the wonderful Caorle hinterland to cycling tourism. In fact, 10 kilometers of cycle paths have already been created to which another 22 kilometers will be added in the autumn: this new track will allow an easy connection between the beach and the quiet, peaceful, good cultivated land of the Ca 'Corniani estate, which with its 1770 hectares is one of the largest Italian farms. Walking along these tracks, flanked by recently planted trees (seven are the kilometers of new arboreal rows), it is possible to discover the secrets of this strip of land, as well as its historic buildings, including the old water pump, now converted into a museum equipped of multimedia installations.
Other novelties to discover are the new woods (about three hectares have been planted) and the five kilometers of pollination strips, with scalar blooms for the spring and summer period, which should guarantee the repopulation of bees, precious insects long since risk due to human action. Always in order to guarantee everyone the possibility of using this territory, a cycle station has also been set up where it is possible to rent bicycles: it will be possible to reach by car the convenient parking place located near the building hosting the station (made with colored panels that recall the colors of this territory, the green and yellow of the cultivated fields and the brown of the earth) and then get on the bike, possibly taking advantage of the refreshment point and equipped staging points made available to all users. The cycle path, once completed, will also allow you to admire the three "land art" works that were installed on the borders of the Ca 'Corniani estate. The three symbolic "thresholds" were conceived and created by the artist Alberto Garutti, winner of the national competition that Genagricola launched at the 2017 Milan Triennale. The North threshold, in the Ca 'Cottoni area, was embellished thanks to the redevelopment of an abandoned farmhouse dating from the late 1700s whose roof has been replaced with a gilded installation that shines with different shades based on the intensity of the light and the time of day.
The West threshold, located near the Dead Livenza, saw the laying of a series of sculptures in acrylic resin and white powder that faithfully reproduce the dogs and horses of one of the estates on the Ca ’Corniani estate. The third threshold, to the east, was obtained near the historic bridge of the scales: it is an illuminate writing installed between the fields on a metal support structure which, through an adjustment device connected with the Cesi (Experimental Electrotechnical Center Italiano), will increase the intensity of lighting every time lightning strikes the Italian territory.
Not to be missed, of course, also the Genagricola company center with its restored cellar: between rows of barrels illuminated with colored lights, a multi-purpose hall with a suggestive wooden roof, there will certainly be time to taste, in the cellar-tasting room, some of the excellent wines produced with grapes grown at Ca 'Corniani and in other estates in the area, always owned by Genagricola. In short, Ca ’Corniani is a candidate to become a real mecca for all lovers of cycle tourism and food and wine tourism.