Guided tour of the Little Venice of Chioggia

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Discover the little Venice with this Tour to Chioggia.

Highlights

  • Guided tour of the city of Chioggia
  • Boat tour through the canals of Chioggia
  • Accompanist of the agency
  • Roundtrip transfer to the place of departure
  • Traditional Italian life with your local guide

Description

During this tour to Chioggia you will discover this small maritime city of ancient origins, full of canals, bridges, streets and pastel colored houses with typical green balconies. It will remind you of Venice, but you won’t find neither crowds of tourists nor gondolas. The black silhouettes of the venetian gondolas are are here replaced by hand-painted bragozzi, typical fishing boats of the Upper Adriatic sea characterized by a flat keel, which was useful to reach all corners of the lagoon, where sea level is also very low. THE OLD TOWN The tour to Chioggia starts from the entrance of the town, based in the south, Porta Garibaldi, a fortress built around 1300. After that we leave for the 9 bridges of the Canal Vena, by walking along imposing palaces and historical facades that recall those of Venice. Dont’ forget to enjoy a little stop for a glass of Prosecco or a delicious tasting of Chioggia’s cuisine! Among the monuments there are many religious buildings. Firstly the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, which houses an extraordinary Callido organ with 1617 pipes, secondly the small temple of San Martino, and thirdly the Church of San Francesco, built in 1400 and restored in 1700 with the addition of a rich layer of stuccoes and decorations. After that you will cross the most beloved church of Chioggia: the Basilica of San Giacomo, which houses the venerated icon of the Madonna della navicella, surrounded by the “tolele”, votive tablets donated as ex-voto and painted with the naive grace of the believers as thanksgiving or auspice. Continuing on, next to the Church of Sant’Andrea, you will see the Clock Tower; stop and admire the oldest working tower clock in the world. Finally, you can’t miss a stop on the balcony of the city, the Vigo Bridge: built in 1685 and adorned with marble in 1762, it is still proudly guarded by lions made of Istrian stone. Another lion – friendly called “el gatòn” (the big cat) – surmounts the slender grace of the Vigo column in the square of the same name. Meanwhile you will also admire the ancient residence where Goldoni, famous author of comedies collaborator of Molière, who wrote “Baruffe Chiozzotte“, set here in the town. THE BOAT TOUR In conclusion, you just have to enjoy a relaxing boat tour. You will board a motorboat that will let you discover the three main canals of the city and the Darsene; you will arrive in Sottomarina and you will cross the natural oasis of the Venetian lagoon. The staff on board will tell you all the secrets of fishing in Chioggia, the story of the Madonna dei Pescatori and much more.

Includes

Accompanied tour of the city of Chioggia Boat tour through the canals of Chioggia Accompanist of the agency Roundtrip transfer by van Traditional Italian life with your local guide Insurance and technical organization of certified travel agency

Important Information

  • Tours could be held in multiple languages. Meeting point: your phone number will be given to the the guide/accompanist. Please make sure it is active in order to be contactable. In case of emergency call the number +39 333 994 52 88. The host can be also the driver. The transfer service for the client, if done with the Minivan of the agency, is included as a transfer service for free and carried out for courtesy only in order to full fill the necessities of the tour. Tour take place even in case of bad weather. If the tour is cancelled it is to protect your safety. The tours to Venice take place even in case of high tide. Only touristic guides can and are allowed to do explanations. Tour Leader/Accompaniers just help you in case you need it or take you to the most beautiful places chosen for your tour.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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