Shipwrecks, amphoras, dolphins and protected areas: even the Adriatic Sea hides its treasures.


Shipwrecks, amphoras, spears and many other things from Ancient Rome's times are commonly found in the Adriatic's waters, precisely in an oasis compared to the tropical reef with the same quantity of fish species. This oasis is located off the coast of Caorle, in the North-East of Italy.

Recent finds are hundreds of amphoras probably used for wine on a perfectly conserved Roman boat dated back around the 1st century, and many glasses, wooden-wares, mosaics' fragments, brickbats, earthenware, even objects from the Middle Age.

There is a true marine paradise, as good as the tropical reef. It's famous for its Tegnùe, rock formations that since ancient times damaged fishing nets. During the years Tegnùe have become a fish nursery, where fish can feed themselves and create a wonderful colorful show, full in greenery, corals, starfish, seaweeds, anemones and sponges.

Caorle and Chioggia are now nominated biological marine reserves for their extraordinary biodiversity, the waters surrounding this area are considered to be in good health, this is why we can sometimes admire dolphins, Caretta Caretta turtles, crabs, lobsters and seahorses, the latter ones very rare in the Adriatic sea.