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Chioggia in the Lagoon


Did you know that Venice is situated in the middle of a 550 square kilometres lagoon? Another little known fact is that both the City of Venice and the ecologically rich lagoon are a World Heritage site, to be protected and preserved “for future generations for the benefit of all humankind”, according to UNESCO. Venice and its lagoon form an inseparable whole, but now this exceptional city and its ecosystem are under threat from frequent flooding and relentless waves of mass tourism. Venice is Venice, no doubt about that, but there is a lot to explore in other parts of “Laguna Veneta” too, away from the crowds, if you will. One of these places is the town of Chioggia on the opposite end of the vast Venetian lagoon…

Chioggia’s location makes it ideal for a day trip from Venice

The town of Chioggia is situated on a small island in the southern part of the Venetian lagoon, at one of three inlets to the lagoon itself. Chioggia including Sottomarina have about 50,000 inhabitants. The town can be reached by car via Padua or train from Rovigo, or from the Venice side by car ferry and local buses along the outer sandbank strip of the lagoon, via Lido (Santa Maria Elisabetta) and Pellestrina.

Read more about Venice, Chioggia and Italy on IN Editions…


 
Chioggia
Chioggia
Under the portics on Corso del Popolo, Chioggia
Under the portics on Corso del Popolo
The fishing fleet
The fishing fleet
 
 

At the fish market
At the fish market
Fishing gear
Fishing gear

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