Little Venice - Chioggia

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The Veneto coast is full of attractions, the most beautiful and famous of which is, of course, Venice itself. Together with numerous islets, it creates a tourist region rich in wonderful landscapes in the form of a crescent lagoon.

Discover Little Venice

South of Venice lies a resort called Chioggia . Due to its beauty, color and fascinating atmosphere, it is sometimes called Little Venice . It is crossed by numerous narrow streets, canals and bridges thrown over them. Tourists who willingly visit the town enjoy the atmosphere of a typical sailing town with a rich past, many traces of which remain to this day. One of them is the gate that is part of the former fortifications - Porta Garibaldi. Inside, we can see a plaque commemorating the passage of Pope Pius VII. Chioggia is distinguished by its large fish market, and its marina is lined with numerous fishing shops and taverns. Fishing plays an important role in the life of the inhabitants. The most important buildings of the resort stand on the Vena Canal , which is the axis of the old part of the city. Parallel to it runs Corso del Popolo , the main street of the historic center, ending at the port in a square called Piazzetta Vigo.

Holidays at the Venetian Lagoon

There are several ways to visit Chioggia and the surrounding area, the most pleasant being, of course, long walks along the seashore. In addition, it is impossible to count how many bicycle paths there are in the region, thanks to which you can get to know all corners of the lagoon. Visitors eagerly take advantage of the opportunity to admire it from the sea - they will get acquainted with the wonderful landscapes of the coast during a boat trip. From this perspective you can see Torcello, Murano, Burano, Pellestrina and Choggia itself.

It is worth mentioning at least a few words about the southernmost part of the lagoon, stretching over an area of 1000 ha. This is Sottomarina , whose southern border is marked by a river called Brenta. It was uninhabited until the 2nd half of the 19th century. fourteenth century, later the so-called Murazzi, protective walls, the purpose of which was to protect the island from flooding by the sea. Today, Sottomarina is a tempting destination for those wishing to spend a holiday at a campsite by the sea -   warm Italian sea. It is a large center attractive to tourists - not only because of the beaches. The life of the inhabitants (and numerous tourists from different countries visiting the region) is concentrated around three squares: Piazza Europa, Piazza Italia and Piazza Todaro. Attractions for families with children include: Acquaparco Idrofollie with swimming pools, numerous slides, jacuzzi, bar and rental with sun loungers and umbrellas.

Camping in Sottomarina

The number of campsites in and around Venice can make you dizzy - it won't be an exaggeration to call the region a camping hub. Tourists who prefer accommodation in the bosom of nature, or at least as close to beaches and greenery as possible, will not have any problems finding the perfect place to relax. One option is Camping Oasi surrounded by greenery, located just a few kilometers from the old part of Chioggia. It has a large private beach, two swimming pools with a slide, basketball and football courts. You can also play beach volleyball, bowling and tennis there. Delicious food can be found in one of the two bars, a fish restaurant or a snack bar. It is possible to pay by card at the campsite. Thanks to the excellent communication of the region, tourists have easy access not only to the beaches of the lagoon, but also to important cultural centers - Verona, Padua, Treviso and Vicenza. There are so many places to visit that a month's vacation would probably be too short to see them all. This is probably a convincing argument to come back here next year.

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