Chioggia Travel Guide

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Chioggia Things to Do

  • Day trip to Venice.

    It is possbile to visit Venice from Chioggia as a day trip by boat. There isn't a direct boat to Saint Mark's square though. You have to take a boat to Pellestrina. Once there, take a bus near the boat pier. This will takes you to another spot in Pellestrina to take a boat to the island of Lido (this belongs to Venice). The bus goes on the boat....

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  • Take a stroll along the canal Vena.

    Canal Vena is one of the canals in Chioggia. It is crossed by nine bridges. It runs parallel to corso del Popolo.Along this canal there is a promenade with porticoes. Under these you can see various shops and cafes.

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  • Day trip to Pellestrina.

    Pellestrina is a 11 km long island. There are lots of colorful houses and several painted in pastel colors. It isn't a touristy place, but there is a good choice of restaurants, cafes and shops. I'd say it is a nice island where to spend a nice morning or afternoon.Daily boats to Pellestrina depart from the harbour in Chioggia. The journey to the...

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  • Beaches?

    There aren't any beaches in Chioggia, but there are many in Sottomarina. Practically there is a strip of 10 km of fine sandy beach.Sottomarina is part of Chioggia and it is situated on another island. It has everything the tourist likes or needs; hotels, restaurants, shops and cafes. You can go to Sottomarina from Chioggia by bus, otherwise you can...

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  • Painter's/ Photographer's Paradise

    I am a watercolorist...Therefore,....Many painting groups are brought to Chioggia as the old boats, docks and fishermen make great scenes to capture. When I lived in the U.S. and belonged to the California Watercolor Association I noticed that many famous watercolorists formed tours and took them to Chioggia. When I moved here I could not wait to...

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  • Fisherman Bringing In Catch

    Along Fondamenta San Domenica are docked many very large fishing boats. In the morning you will see them unloading their catch. You can sit at one of the many bars, have a coffee and watch the action. The photo here includes a fisherman separating his catch of small crabs. He takes the ones that have a soft shell, and puts them back into the water....

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  • Boat Ride (20 Min.)

    There is a boat ride that takes you out onto the bay, and around Chioggia so that you can photo the boats and harbor and get a feel of how it used to fell when you entered Venice from Chioggia. (This actually was a popular way, Chioggia to Venice as the train station stopped here and you took a boat from Chioggia on to Venice entering from the...

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  • Climb to the top of the tower

    If you are visiting Chioggia during a Sunday do not miss to go to the top of the San'Andrea Tower. It is not a very long stair and you will have a great view of the center of town and the little canals.Inside the tower you will also see the mechanism of the tower clock that is supposed to be the second oldest clock in the world, the first one is in...

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  • Sant' Andrea

    Sant'Andrea occupying the central position of Corso del Popolo, the main street in Chioggia. It seems to be the most popular church for the service among the locals or maybe its because the Duomo was closed when I was visiting Chioggia. The main body of the church is 18th century construction and has a bell tower from the 11th century provided with...

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  • Museo della Laguna Sud

    Museo della Laguna Sud is accross the canal, opposite to the Duomo and nearby Porta Garibaldi. The building was once a church dedicated to San Francesco and later was used as a bud depot. The museum contains rich collection of the artefacts, pictures and documents related to the history of the southern part of the Venice Lagoon. The collection also...

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  • Ponte Vigo

    One of the first landmarks you see after arriving by waterbus. This attractive Istrian stone bridge is guarded by 4 lions. When I passed over here later in the evening, it was apparent that this was a popular place for teenagers and 'courting couples' to 'hang out'There was some construction work going on around here, but this was hidden from...

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  • Getting your bearings

    From the vaporetto stop, head forward a few steps, and to your left is a bridge-Ponte Vigo. The small square is Piazzetta Viga. Look for the much maligned 'Cat of San Marco' -it's the lion at the top of the column. The street in front of you is Corso del Populo, which is the towns main street. Three other 'main' streets run parallel to this, (...

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Chioggia Hotels

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  • Hotel le Tegnue

    Lungomare Adriatico 48, Chioggia, 30019, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Caldin's

    It is more a bunch of rooms in a modern building than a hotel. At hotel Caldin's you get a room...

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  • Europeo Hotel

    Via Ondina 31, Chioggia, 30019, Italy

    Good for: Couples

Chioggia Restaurants

  • A budget restaurant.

    I sat at a outdoor table the times I went to that restaurant. It was too hot to eat inside. The tables out of restaurant al Vecio Foghero are right on a narrow street (calle).At this restaurant they have a good choice of first and second courses with meat, fish or sea food. They also have a good selections of pizzas. Once I asked for one of these....

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  • It's ok for the "happy hour".

    Pasticceria Flora is one of the many cafes on corso del Popolo. I went there several times to have dinner. Well, I visited that cafe for the so-called "happy hour". I used to ask for a non alcoholic fruit drink which came with a plate full of mini sandwiches, small slices of pizza and chips. Once I finished these nibbles I could go to the counter...

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  • Pile Of Seafood

    These folks pile on the food and it is all very tasty. If you want fancy atmosphere, stay away, but if you want the real Italian...mom and pop feel, to a dining experience, this is where you should go. The owners have left their restaurant stay in the past, no New York chairs or black and white modern style "anything" They serve up good food with...

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  • Follow the locals

    Don't expect anything fancy here, just fresh food, perfectly cook and a very familiar and friendly athmosphere.This old trattoria is in the back of Chioggia, toward the port and the new multilevel parking. We found it on our way home after having tried with no luck to get a seat in the more centralized restaurant. The place have hardly any sign,...

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  • Stop for an ice cream

    Anyone who's read my Padua or Bergamo pages, will know I'm a fan of Grom Ice Creams. So when I came across one of their gelaterias here in Chioggia, I was straight in, to see what flavours they had. I eventually selected a double dark chocolate (cioccolato extra noir (sorbet) with 'Teyuna' chocolate and chocolate chips, plus Zabaione (organic eggs...

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  • Fabulous Seafood

    Step back into history and try the Val d' Ostreghe which has been serving food since 1680. Some very famous people have dined here, including Garibaldi and the famous composer Palestrina. The charming place has a nice garden setting for summer and comfortable seating for the rest of the year.If you desire seafood cooked correctly and presented with...

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  • Fresh seafood

    We was strolling without a defined target around Chioggia during a very windy day when we saw a nice patio with a pleasant pergola. We looked inside and it was a restaurant. It was lunch time so we took a look at the menu and decided it was it.The patio is colorful and surrounded by many pots of plants and some marine decoration, they have about 20...

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  • There is no fish like Adriatic fish

    I am not sure if "Al Marco" is the name of this trattoria situated on a bank of the Canale San Domenico, anyway, you can't miss it when in Chioggia. If already I hadn't my lunch, like half an hour before strolling along the chanel, this trattoria could have been my first choice. It is exactly what we are expecting of trattoia to be, very simple,...

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  • There is no fish like those from the...

    Chioggia is definatelly a fishing town and those who enjoy in the seafood will come on their own here. There are number of ostarias and trattorias in Chioggia offering fresh fish out of the Adriatic, for my money the top quality fish in the world. To those who might not knowing it, ostaria or trattoria is the best choice when in Veneto, skip the...

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Chioggia Transportation

  • Parking Garage

    Chioggia is a parking nightmare, not only is there almost no parking, but there are several one way streets that come upon the driver quickly and it is easy to get frustrated. Most of the parking available is for residents and they have to display a card on their dash. You will get your car hauled away or heavily fined if you violate by parking...

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  • Venice to Chioggia

    There are more straight forward ways of getting to Chioggia (Kee-o-ja) from Venice, but this was my preference- the journey being as much a part of the day out as the destination.I caught the #1 vaporetto from San Zaccaria to Lido (2, 51, 52, 61, 62 and N (night service) cover this route too) Which takes about 10 minutes. There are some additional...

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  • An Interesting Journey

    Its quite an involved journey to reach Chioggia from Venice but interesting to see the places passed en route. From central Venice, take the #1 vaporetto to the Lido. (During summer, you can also take the #82.) When you reach the Lido, buy a ticket for the #11 bus. Check the schedules and board a bus that goes all the way to Pellestrina - the bus...

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Chioggia Local Customs

  • Crabs

    A local food specialties is called "Moeche". It consists in a small crab that use to change its shell twice a year. It is a real metamorphosis as, by the time they grow the new shell they are about twice the previous size.Right in this moment, when the crab have lost its old shell and not yet produced its new one it become a tasty and delicious...

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  • Some locals do care

    It takes small amount of money and lots of love to make our homes like very charming places. There are those among us who tend to transform their towns in a better places and even if it is just a small effort we should all thank them. Wouldn't it be nice all windows in all our places look alike to those on the pictures?

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  • Chioggia Hotels

    13 Hotels in Chioggia

Chioggia What to Pack

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    by painterdave Written Sep 18, 2009

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If it is not July or August, you will need a jacket on a windy day. The weather here is very similar to San Francisco. In the depth of winter you will need a coat, the humidity makes the cold worse cutting right through your clothing and chilling you to the bone.
    It snows in January and February in the Veneto.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Chap Stick for dry lips

    Miscellaneous: Bottle of water

    On the Sea the wind can blow hard Canal Scene like Venice
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Chioggia Sports & Outdoors

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    by oriettaIT Written Sep 6, 2009

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    During the whole year there are many sport activities you can practice in Sottomarina Lido. When the Bora wind blow from the sea hundreds of windsurfers and parasailings ride the sea.
    During summertime Sottomarina is a big beach resort. The sandy beach is wide and famous for its sand very fine.

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Chioggia Favorites

  • Ponte Vigo.

    This bridge crosses the Vena channel and it is located near the harbour.It was built in masonry in 1685 and later they decorated with Istrian marbles. This bridge substituted a previous one made of wood.

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  • Corso del Popolo.

    Corso del Popolo is the main street in Chioggia. It crosses the town from north to south.On this long street you can find a good choice of cafes and shops. Several old palaces board corso del Popolo.

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  • Pescheria

    In the past times Chioggia was the largest fishing port on the Adriatic. Even today, fishing is very important part of the local economy and the most comon occupation among the local population. The Fresh Fish Market (Pescheria) offers, on a daily basis, excellent choice of fresh fishes from the Adriatic Sea, which is in terms of quality among the...

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