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The fish market of Chioggia, a real tourist attraction

 The fish market of Chioggia, a real tourist attraction

Did you know that, after the one in Venice, the largest wholesale fish market in the Venetian Lagoon (and, according to many, from the whole region), is located in Chioggia? Perhaps it is also for this reason that Chioggia is considered the "little sister" of the Serenissima. Moreover, if you have been in the Venetian capital, Chioggia will seem to you a miniature Venice for the similarity of the streets, the fields and the canals.

In Chioggia the fish market is a tradition, or rather an ancient institution, since fishing has always been one of the main commercial activities. However, the fish market currently held between Corso del Popolo and Canal Vena, behind Palazzo Granaio, was inaugurated in 1960. It covers about 11,000 square meters, 5,000 of which are covered by a large central pavilion, and uses two large open side yards, where the fishing boats dock directly from the little ports of the canal. Moreover, in front of the Market, there are three recently built two-storey buildings that house the management offices and some bars. To access the fish market, one usually passes through the picturesque Portale a Prisca, sculpted by the Paduan Amleto Sartori.

Mercato ittico di Chioggia

There are about thirty locations where fishmongers, called "mògnoli", sell fish of all kinds. Fresh fish is unloaded from fishing boats in the wholesale market at four in the morning, then it is negotiated and distributed for the city or for other Italian and European markets. The fish specialties of Chioggia are sole, sea bass, sea bream, scallops, anchovies and sardines, but also cuttlefish, squid, shrimp, prawns, crabs, octopuses, peoci, bevarasse and caparossoli. The market of Chioggia, for its colors and its liveliness, represents a real tourist attraction. In fact, visitors can breathe the dynamic atmosphere of the daily life of the people of Chioggia (or Clodius).

Mercato ittico di Chioggia

But if, as we said above, the one in Chioggia is one of the most important wholesale fish markets in the whole of Veneto, it is also highly regarded nationally, as the "floating village" is located in the southern part of the Lagoon, where every day the major Italian and foreign fleets arrive. For this reason, over the years Chioggia has become a reference point for the international fish trade. And perhaps to the people of Chioggia, the appellative of "little sister" of Venice always assigned to their city, begins to be a bit tight.

By Redazione
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Events in Chioggia

  • SS. Felice e Fortunato
    11-06-2020 | Chioggia (VE)
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2020-06-11 2020-06-11 Europe/Rome SS. Felice e Fortunato Chioggia

    Village of Chioggia

  • The Palio della Marciliana
    From 20-06-2020 To 21-06-2020 | Chioggia (VE)
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2020-06-20 2020-06-21 Europe/Rome The Palio della Marciliana The Palio della Marciliana is a historical revisitation and one of the main popular festivals towns held annually in Chioggia, in the province of Venice. Includes the Tournament of the leaf spring and attracts every year in the city of the venetian lagoon thousands of visitors. The Palio relive with an articulated series of events that that was the townà of the Middle Ages in the years ranging from 1378 to 1381 and who saw that è passed into history as the war of Chioggia, fought to obtain the hegemony in the trading ports of the East (see genoese colonies), between the Serenissima Republic of Venice and the Republic of Genoa. along Corso del Popolo, the main street of the city, to the sound of the musicians of Clugia are simultaneously prepared banquets, mounted tavernas along with the Tower of Montalbano and established the camps of squires, while all around you perform dances, songs, simulations of combat But also the activities work of the epoch, mainly in Salinas (with the Milites Castri Salinae) and in the gardens of the lagoon. The crossbowmen show the visitor flags, armor, musical instruments, faithful and accurate reproductions of original pieces: a historical reconstruction which involved hundreds of appearing in the clothes of the Fourteenth Century and as swordsmen and tamburini capable of transporting the person who assists at the event in a suggestive medieval climax. The red canopy of fish market, housed in a historic building, accentuates the chromatic contrast with the white of the nearby Palazzo del Comune. The city veneta is the main fisheries center in the upper Adriatic. In the evening, the manifestations of the Palio concludes with a festive procession preceded by performances in theme as the fire to the tower and the scenes of daily life set in the streets, on the foundations, in banks and in the fields of the different districts. The Tournament of leaf in Chioggia, not arose at the same time as the Palio della Marciliana (much more recent), but has ancient origins dating back to the time of the war of Chioggia. is to observe that, curiously, this weapon was one of the strengths of the soldiers of the Republic of Genoa that could count on a body of crossbowmen of all respect if not considered among the mostù efficient at that time. race are five quarters that represent the fourteenth century Community clugiense: are the soul of the palio and contend for the primacy with the pull of the leaf springs large benchtop. The preparatory work of the palio is rather complex and provides a series of periodic meetings involving schools and local institutions. Chioggia

    The Palio della Marciliana is a historical revisitation and one of the main popular festivals towns held annually in Chioggia, in the province of Venice. Includes the Tournament of the leaf spring and...

    Village of Chioggia


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