At just about 10 km of distance from Porto Levante, you can discover the City of Chioggia. Although the town remained largely autonomous, it was always subordinated to Venice influence and this close relationship is evident in the architecture of Chioggia.
The town is located on a small island at the southern entrance of the Lagoon of Venice, and is today included in the Unesco Cultural Heritage of Humanity List.
Chioggia is today one of the most important ports in the area (Brenta, Adige and Bacchiglione rivers finish here their long run) but it’s also very well known for its unique natural environment; for example there’s a very ancient forest of oaks and pines.
When visiting Chioggia for the very first time, it’s easy to notice that the streets are disposed as a “fish bone” and, starting from the big square in the centre of the town, you can walk through this wonderful architectural and artistic city.
Chioggia is also very important for the Fish Commerce, even if at only 3 km from the bay there’s a natural reserve with a high Biological value, called “Le Tegnue”. A lot of scuba divers come in this area attracted by the wonderful seafloor and the abundant marine life.
To delight your senses, Chioggia offers a rich gastronomic tradition based on simple and fresh fish plates.