Chioggia – Canale San Domenico
Chioggia is a coastal town and comune of the province of Venice 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 km south of Venice (50 km by road); causeways connect it to the mainland and to its frazione, nowadays a quarter, of Sottomarina. The population of the comune is around 51,000, with the town proper accounting for about half of that and Sottomarina for most of the rest.
Chioggia and Sottomarina were not prominent in antiquity, although they are first mentioned in Pliny  as the fossa Clodia. Local legend attributes this name to its founding by a Clodius, but the antiquity of this belief is not known.
The name of the town has been changing depending on the historical period, being Clodia, Cluza, Clugia, Chiozza and Chioggia. The most ancient documents naming Chioggia dates from the 6th century AD, when it was part of the Byzantine Empire. Chioggia was destroyed by the King Pippin of Italy in the 9th century, but rebuilt around a new industry based on salt pans. In the Middle Ages, Chioggia proper was known as Clugia major, whereas Clugia minor was a sand bar about 600 m further into the Adriatic. A free commune and an episcopal see from 1110, it had later an important role in the so-called War of Chioggia between Genoa and Venice, being conquered by Genoa in 1378 and finally by Venice in June 1380. Although the town remained largely autonomous, it was always thereafter subordinate to Venice. On 14 March 1381, Chioggia concluded an alliance with Zadar and Trogir against Venice, and finally Chioggia became better protected by Venice in 1412, because Šibenik became in 1412 the seat of the main customs office and the seat of the salt consumers office with a monopoly on the salt trade in Chioggia and on the whole Adriatic Sea.
Until the 19th century, women in Chioggia wore an outfit based on an apron which could be raised to serve as a veil. Chioggia is also known for lace-making; like Pellestrina, but unlike Burano, this lace is made using bobbins.
Chioggia served Carlo Goldoni as the setting of his play Le baruffe chiozzotte, one of the classics of Italian literature: a baruffa was a loud brawl, and chiozzotto (today more frequently chioggiotto in Italian, or cioxoto in Venetan) is the demonym for Chioggia. Goldoni took his setting seriously: the play is replete with lacemaking, fishermen, and other local color.
Chioggia is a miniature version of 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.
The church of S. Maria, founded in the eleventh century, became a cathedral in 1110, then was rebuilt from 1623 by Baldassare Longhena.
The church of St. Andrew (18th century) has a bell tower from the 11th-12th centuries, provided with the most ancient tower watch in the world. The interior has a Crucifixion by Palma the Elder.
Fishing is historically the livelihood of the port, and remains a significant economic sector. Other important modern industries include textiles, brick-making and steel; and Sottomarina, with 60 hotels and 17 campgrounds, is almost entirely given over to seafront tourism
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PiotrF (2380) 2013-09-15 15:26
Brillant picture of canals in Chioggia associated with an instructive photo note. Interesting reflections in the water.Excellent detailed picture.
npecanhuk (56368) 2013-09-15 16:40
A different face for Venice!
An attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
PaulVDV (17273) 2013-09-15 17:04
A beautiful presentation of the busy harbour.
The house with the yellow facade certainly is an eye-catcher.
The picture is well detailed, colourful and shows beautiful reflections.
Best regards, Paul
Nicou (105809) 2013-09-15 20:25
Merveilleuse image de ce port avec tous ces bâteaux et les reflets superbes et ces tons ces pieux de bois en trois comme enlacés, sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
Graal (92166) 2013-09-15 23:11
interesting view of harbour and boats in Chioggia. Good POV and composition. Also I like the colors and reflections. Well presentation.
Have a nice week.
danos (78122) 2013-09-15 23:51
nice the view of the crowed canal with the lot of boats to cover every cm of it.I like the brilliant light of the scene with the reflections to make the scenery even more effective.
The yellow house is the eye catching of the scene.
Have a good week,Danos
jemaflor (74044) 2013-09-16 0:46
Nice view with these reflections on water, beautiful light capture, and nice colors for this photo.
cargus (7556) 2013-09-16 1:00
Bon plan de ce petit port, bien encadrée le bateau, une bonne combinaison entre la couleur et la lumière, image bien fait.!!
yquem46 (35368) 2013-09-16 1:40
A nice colorful and luminous image of this port
looks very busy and crowded
have a nice day, best regards
krzychu30 (12689) 2013-09-16 2:16
beautiful scene that shows us well the maritime character of Chioggia.Just love the combination of all these boats and their masts and so lovely reflections in the water(they help you to convey more tranquil character of this scene despite so many boats).
Have a nice day
snunney (72716) 2013-09-16 2:38
A splendid capture of this busy fishing harbour. There is much to see and retain the interest in this pleasantly lit composition. Lovely colours and reflections, excellent technical presentation.
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-09-16 2:53
Marvellous symmetrical reflections in the water with superb colour, saturation and sharpness. Nice warm cold colour contrasts between the blue and yellow. The little blue dinghy at right is a nice addition to the composition. Tfs!
arnie (1005) 2013-09-16 3:00
Great capture of the harbour, good POV, lovely sharp colours and reflections. TFS
macondo (18461) 2013-09-16 4:21
A spectacular picture - very 'busy' with so many details, but there are so many coloured highlights, and the composition is so strong. You've captured the maritime business of this port very well - it's very atmospheric. I like the shimmering reflection and the lovely Summer sky. Maybe I would crop some from the top to raise the horizon in this nearly square crop.
Noel_Byrne (13356) 2013-09-16 4:48
What an absolutely beautiful array of colors you have caught here, and all under such perfect lighting. This scene is really wonderful, but to have all of it duplicated with the reflection in that crystal clear water is a real bonus. The image is so perfectly pin sharp too, really nice work.
All the best
batalay (33417) 2013-09-16 4:52
Three years ago, on July 18, I may have also been in Venice. This is the out-of-the way Venice that Venetians may or may not see, but certainly, one that Tourists do not see. Excellent technical photo of the industrial side of the beautiful city, without the romance. I posted a photo last year from the Venetian's Venice,
dta (56664) 2013-09-16 5:04
Ciao Romano ,
On peut voir ici que Chioggia est aussi un port où l'activité de pêche est très importante . J'aime beaucoup cette image qui s'apparente à une peinture .
Silvio1953 (105527) 2013-09-16 6:10
Ciao Romano, bella panoramica di Chioggia, splendidi riflessi e magnifici colori, gran bella composizione, bravo, ciao Silvio
rychem (13660) 2013-09-16 8:47
Beautiful scene in a marina, perfect photo with good light ant colors, beautiful mirror effect, bravo
elysan (202) 2013-09-16 9:19
Bellissima foto, nitida...colori e riflessi fantastici...Una Venezia meno conosciuta, ma non per questo meno bella.
Eh sì...le mie foto le hai sicuramente viste e commentate, come io ho fatto con le tue...te l'ho scritto, replicando al tuo commento alla mia prima foto su questo sito, ma probabilmente il messaggio non è arrivato...devo ancora prendere dimestichezza e avrò sicuramente combinato qualche caos...
Buona serata, Ely50 (così mi firmo nell'altro sito)
abmdsudi (32505) 2013-09-16 9:37
Fantastic canal scenery. I like the way you've captured the perspective with the stronger boat in the foreground and the busy looking background. It's a great capture, showing typical Venice canal system with lots of delicate details around with some awesome contrasting colours. The blue water and sky are stunning adding that contrast so subtly I am much impressed and what a beautiful place to be and this shot justifies. Well done, Congrats.
carlo62 (19421) 2013-09-16 9:50
Chioggia mi ha sempre affascinato, ci sono stato due volte e ho degli splendidi ricordi.
Molto particolare questa vista, un po diversa dalle solite foto di questa cittadina.
Ottimi riflessi, bei colori e un bel contrasto tra la piccola barca blu e i pescherecci.
ourania (18632) 2013-09-16 10:05
superba la tua composizione e magnifico il gioco di riflessi che raddoppia l' interesse del porto. Il cielo ed il suo riflesso offrono alla composizione uno sfondo delizioso ed una leggerezza incantevole. L' abondanza di dettagli ed il ritmo irresistibile in cui esse si succedono ci fa perdere nel quadro dall' avidita' di esplorarle tutte. La prospettiva, la profondita' e la chiarezza sono ottime e l' osservazione fa tanto piacere. La resa dei colori e' stupenda. Complimenti e grazie! Tante grazie anche per il tuo commento recente, molto attento, gentile ed incoraggiante!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
cornejo (22530) 2013-09-16 10:14
Ciao Romano, eccellente fotografia di questa bella e interessante composizione con belle riflessioni, molto ben catturata in questa bella immagine con una buona nitidezza, luce e colore. Ottimo ed interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per aver condiviso questo bel lavoro.
Buona notte e felice settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
nikkitta (8951) 2013-09-16 13:14
I delete the photo , sorry for it, it happens from time to time
This capture is a kind or mirror where all is reflected in the quiet waters of the channel
Interesting note to introduce the plenty of different ships channel
Like the blue one on the right
Complimenti et buona settimana
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-16 16:11
Romano, se qualcuno prende mille foto da Chioggia tutte mila sarà bello
questo posto è magico, è eterno, è favoloso e la tua immagine è una prova in più di quella
i colori, la luce e la riflessione sono meravigliose e la tua composizione unica nel suo genere
Non riesco a trovare le parole per ringraziarvi per i tuoi bei commenti
tu sei molto gentile e io apprezzo molto..
SWEETFREEDOM (19930) 2013-09-17 0:56
molto pittoresca questa parte del canale. ottimi colori
mkamionka (27073) 2013-09-18 0:17
beautiful photo. I like the luminosity especially in the foreground. The exposition of various areas is so well balanced. The reflection seems so clear. I like the amazing sharpness which makes the boats feel three dimensional. Fantastic sharpness and clarity. Very eye catching.
claudeD (26964) 2013-09-18 2:26
wonderful picture from Chioggia with an excellent composition and fine light managment. I like the reflections in the water and the atmosphere very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
wolf38 (29116) 2013-09-18 6:55
Hello Romano. What a nice view of the port area, ships, houses, etc. The reflection pleases me very well. Composition, light and colors are perfect.
Hansaphotos (6071) 2013-09-19 10:26
A splendid view of this busy harbour scene. Lovely colours and well managed light. Very nice indeed! TFS.
Have a nice evening.
ikeharel (44023) 2013-09-21 0:45
The less known to tourists area in Venezia, well shown the fishing port here.
Fantastic small forest of masts along the pier and houses, and a nice reflection over calm water's.
The yellow house stands in great contrast. Pleasent to look at, "busy" photo.
jrleborgne (1456) 2013-09-21 7:26
Je connais cet endroit, actif. Je me souviens l'avoir longé en bateau sur le chemin de Padoue.
J'apprécie la grande précision colorée de ce plan. Il ne manque plus que le bruit des quais et des rues.
Ciao e felice settimana
mjw364 (6142) 2013-09-23 10:14
I like this shot very much. The colours are vibrant and the reflections clear in what is overall a very balanced and harmonious composition.
delpeoples (48634) 2013-10-19 3:58
Una foto straordinaria con luce ugualemente straordinaria. I riflessi e la luminositá sono le stelline della composizione. Stupendi i riflessi e colori dell'architettura nel sfondo. Hai ottenuto un gran bel POV qui, usando tutta della bravura di creare un capolavoro.
Complimenti, e grazie per la bellissima condivisione.
Un abbraccio e buon weekend
PS: Mille grazie per il messaggio riguarde la cartina
Kielia (21531) 2013-10-21 7:53
your gallery continues to grow with the most interesting images of your wonderful region. This one is no exception - it is really very beautiful. The reflections make the image very attractive and the composition is excellent. A great capture!
- Copyright: Romano Lattanzi (Romano46) (11509)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-18
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Chioggia magic [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-15 15:20