Chioggia pictures, photos. Images of Chioggia Venice canals to buy on line as stock photos or photo art prints. Chioggia (Venetian: Cióxa, Latin: Clodia) is a coastal town and commune of the province of Venice in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Chioggia is situated on a small island at the southern entrance to the Lagoon of Venice about 25 km south of Venice (50 km by road); causeways connect it to the mainland and to its frazione of Sottomarina.
People often complain about the crowds in Venice. It is true that the walk across Venice from the causeway or station across the Rialto Bridge to St Marks Square and the Dodges Palace is a non stop queue at peak times but get away from this route and get away from the main island and you can get a real Venetian experience in solitude. Chioggia retains the atmosphere of Venice with its canals, palaces and market but without the full on pressure of tourism. The fishing boats that line its canals give a more real impression of how Venice looked before the Gondolas & water taxis took over. The heart of Venice and Venetians still beats in Chioggia where real Venetians fill the small restaurants and cafe's.