Chioggia the second little Venice

The little island of Chioggia is also known as the second Venice because of its old city centre, that looks very much like the centre of Venice. Like Venice, Chioggia has its own main Canal, the Canal Vena, crossed by 9 bridges.

Ponte Vigo, which takes you to Piazza Del Vigo, stands out from other bridges, due to its exceptional beauty. Nowadays Chioggia is home to the seat of the Maritime Biological studies of the University of Padua. Chioggia has many cultural attractions such as the "Sant'Andrea" church, built during the XVIII° century and the Romanesque tower, used for military defence. The tower has an ancient tower clock designed by Giovanni Dondi. 

The museum of San Francesco, located in the church of the same name, holds ancient archives which reveal the history of the islands, and exhibits all kinds of objects from the history of Chioggia. On every 3rd weekend of June, Chioggia celebrates the "Palio della Marciliana", which commemorates the war between the Serenissima and Genoa in the XIV° century.

Being a seaport, the main economic resource of Chioggia is fishing, but the production of radicchio and tourism are also very important sources of income.
How to get there from Venice: take the lines 1 or 82 towards the Lido. Then you have to buy a ticket for the bus number 11 for Pellestrina. You should arrive in Chioggia in one hour and a half.

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