Chioggia is a coastal town 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 kilometres south of Venice. The most ancient documents naming Chioggia date from the 6th century AD, when it was part of the Byzantine Empire.

Chioggia is a miniature version of Venice, and is often called “Little Venice”, with a few canals, chief among them the Canale Vena, and the characteristic narrow streets known as calli. Chioggia has several medieval churches, much reworked in the period of its greatest prosperity in the 16th and 17th centuries.

official website: chioggia.org

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