National Museum of Archeology of the Sea
The National Museum of Archeology of Caorle occupies the buildings built at the beginning of the twentieth century, by the will of the knight Ugo Trevisanato and which are part of the former Chiggiato farm. Following an expensive restoration work, the museum was inaugurated on 8 August 2014 and is divided into two sections. Starting from the ground floor, the visitor can begin to enjoy the exhibition path with the Mercury brick, a vessel sunk in 1812.
In 2001, given the value of the wreck, the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of the Veneto started further underwater research which in turn led, from 2004 to 2011, to the carrying out of more in-depth stratigraphic campaigns. The National Museum of Archeology tells and proposes the history of Mercury thanks to a video and virtual reality supports that offer an even more immersive experience.
On the first floor the itinerary continues with the most significant finds found in the Caorle area and datable from the Bronze Age to the modern one.