Chioggia is a coastal town and comune of the province of Venice in the Veneto region of northern Italy. The town is situated on a small island at the southern entrance to the Lagoon of Venice about 25 km south of Venice (50 km by road); causeways connect it to the mainland and to the beaches at nearby Sottomarina. In summer, Chioggia makes a good base for exploring Venice.
Chioggia is a miniature version of Venice, with a few canals, chief among them the Canale Vena, and the characteristic narrow streets known as calli. The Corso del Popolo, the wide main street through the heart of the historic center, is a good place for strolling, shopping, or enjoying a drink. The Piazzetta Vigo and Bridge Piazzetta Vigo is at the end of Corso del Popolo by the port. From the square a picturesque white marble bridge crosses the Vena Canal to the Church of San Domenico. Chioggia also has several medieval churches, much reworked in the period of its greatest prosperity in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Things to See & Do
* Corso del Popolo, the wide main street
* Piazzeta Vigo and Bridge
* Fish Market
* Canale Vena
* The Duomo (Cathedral) & neaby Sacred Art Museum
Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 185 km²
Population – 51,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 39
Port Location – The port of Chioggia is centrally located within walking distance of the town centre.
Travel Links - Chioggia is on a small rail line from Rovigo, between Padova and Ferrara. The train station is a little out of town. During summer, there are several buses a day from Venice's airport to the Sottomarina beach hotels. Buses run to Chioggia from Padua and Venice.