Chioggia is a commune in the Venetian lagoon, 25 km from Venice, located on several Islands connected to the mainland by the bridge of Sottomarina. According to the last census, in the municipality, spread over an area of 185 sq km with population of about 52 thousand people.
Today Venice, with its canals, chief of which is the Canal Vena, and is considered a miniature replica of Venice. The characteristic narrow streets of the town are called “Callie” and attract tourists. Local attractions worth noting the Romanesque Cathedral of Santa Maria, built in the 11th century and reconstructed by Baldassare Longhena in mid-17th century and the Church of Sant’andrea 18th century with a bell tower of the 11th-12th centuries and one of the oldest lookout tower in the world. The Church interior is decorated crucifix, with Palma the elder. Preserved in the town and other medieval churches, most of which was rebuilt in the 16-17th centuries – the heyday of Chioggia