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Chioggia is a little town, hidden in the shadow of Royal City of Venice, but they are proud Venetans as well. Venetian lions are everywhere - not only on public buildings, but on private houses too.
Veneto's cuisine has less pizazz than those of some other regions of Italy. Coastal areas serve mainly seafood dishes, in the plains it is very popular to serve grilled meat. The most common dishes are: risi-e-bisi = rise & fresh peas (the local version of risotto); polenta (ground maize) which could be fried/ boiled/ grilled/ baked/ etc.; radicchio (purple leaves near oysters on photo) has a bitter and spicy taste, which mellows when it is grilled or roasted and divine tiramisu. Italian food comes wth wine and Veneto products many kinds of. We loved sparkling "Prosecco" (Italian white dry) with strong flavor of grapes. On the photo (right top) another typical one - cannoli. Molto gusto!
All those are from Chioggia, Veneto. On the photo: in the upper left corner, door handle. Next - a weathervane. Below: beach huts in the nearby Sattomarina (nothing interesting - just a beach-town, connected to Chioggia by bridge), and yes, of course, fresh oysters from the local fish shop.
Langoustine and polenta - both grilled and "Prosecco" (Italian white sparkling wine, Dry or Extra Dry)
Chioggia is a lil sis of Venice. It has same like Venice structure of town: few canals that cut the town, crossed with bridges, narrow calli (alleyways) that always ended with water, venetian windows and laundry,drying on air. All the rest is different. Venice is royal, famous, sparkling and lives from mass tourism and arts (mainly). Chioggia is a fisherman village - by mistake marked as "a town". It has one main street used as a weekly marked and prominade, few churches, variety of cafes & snackeries and complicated connecton by public transport to other places. In season it used as a bedroom of Venice, but the main difference - town lives from fishing, actually Chioggia is one of Italy's major fishing ports.
Here is a management meeting. Seagulls - especially large ones- are resourceful, inquisitive and intelligent birds, demonstrating complex methods of communication and a highly developed social structure.
In Chioggia we received a "room with a view". It was very much upstairs (like 6th or 7th level), but we had a window to the canal. When fisherman's boats return from the sea we could watch the traffic from our room.
In Chioggia we had a "the room with view". It was very much upstairs (like 6th or 7th level), but we had a window to the canal. When fisherman's boats return from the sea we could watch the traffic from our room. Gulls guarded fish-boats - kind of friendship with interest. Gull traffic increased proportionally to boat-traffic on the canal. Sometmes it seem that birds were going to enter into the opened window - so fast they cut the sky.
Very alike Venice: canals and bridges, churches, mirroring in the water. But it's no crowd of Venice here. Chioggia is quiet.
Being a fisherman village and an island, Chioggia is a home of big population of gulls. Large, strong and smart birds, it seems they are fact management of the island.
When you enter Chioggia - first thing you see is a line of sculptures borders the land from the canal. The weird thing - that u seeing them from their back - because they r facing Doumo, actually back of Doumo.
Torre di Santa Maria is the main gate enters into the town. At market days it gets a bit crowded.