Immerse yourselves in the ancient traditions of the culture of Chioggia admiring the narrow lanes, little squares, bridges, foundations and shipyards – in 1470 the oldest shipyard in the world was built in Chioggia – the buildings, porticoes, churches, bell towers – Sant’Andrea with the oldest clock in the world – the very famous fish market, the fishing boats, the weekly market held on Thursdays – one of the biggest in the Veneto region – Chioggia is beautiful, and the Palio della Marciliana charming, its narrow lanes, flowery balconies or the sensuality of the evening “Chioggia Night Effect” lights. The fish festival in the square, the duck festival in Sant’Anna di Chioggia, the festival of the patron saints of Chioggia and the military forts of the Serenissima: the fort of San Felice and the Ottagoni.
A collection of culture, art and history that will leave you breathless!
Chioggia - Its History
The origins of Chioggia have got lost over the years and some are legendary.
It is said, for example, that Chlodio – having escaped with Enea after the mythical destruction of Troy, sung by Homer – berthed on the Italian shores founding Clodia, the current Chioggia. Recent studies back up the hypothesis that – around 2000 BC – the Pelasgi, originally from the region of Tessaglia, came to shore in the Veneto lagoon and built Cluza there, the future Chioggia. It is very likely that the island was known to the Etruscans, who may even have left some traces of the initial road and housing layout.
It is certain, in any case, that Chioggia existed and prospered in Roman times.