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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lousat (64513) 2013-09-21 13:55
Ciao Romano,la foto e' un po rumorosa ma davvero ricchissima di colori e dettagli,case,facciate e barche,tutto in una bellissima prospettiva interminabile,scatto di grande impatto e ben esposto.Buona Domenica,Luciano
emka (64464) 2013-09-21 23:16
Ciao Romano, I recognized Chioggia. Charming this miniature sister of Venice. Lovely shot of this very busy harbour. Nicely composed picture.
Warm regards Malgo
sandpiper (6560) 2013-09-21 23:42
what a great POV you give us in the is shot full of wonderful fishing boats and a seagull. Excellent composition and great colours.
danos (78308) 2013-09-22 0:52
great the panoramic view of this section of San Domenico's canal with the lot of boats to cover every cm of it.I like the creative perspective with the colourful houses to complete perfect the whole presentation.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
dkmurphys (42697) 2013-09-22 1:16
Very beautiful colors of the port. So many attractive elements in this wonderful composition...well taken, enjoy a good day.
krzychu30 (12833) 2013-09-22 2:57
I like your idea to present us maritime charater of Chioggia.Your POV and perspective capture and convey well this feeling.Boats almost till the horizon and we can feel good the atmosphere of this scene.
It has also outstanding quality as well as delightful,vivid colors and superb contrast between them.
Wish You a nice sunday
snunney (73000) 2013-09-22 3:02
A wonderful long perspective looking down the canal through the lines of fishing boats. The use of the square crops results in a pleasant well-balanced composition. The image is agreeably lit and has very good colours and clarity.
Noel_Byrne (13642) 2013-09-22 3:33
Tanta vita e colore in questa scena, una vera delizia per visualizzare. I miei occhi sono combattuti tra l'interessante dettaglio delle barche, e l'affascinante dettaglio dell'architettura. Tutto questo combinato con il punto di vista ideale il centro dell'acqua fa una grande scena. Sono stupito di quante barche ci sono in questa stretta striscia d'acqua, e di grandi barche troppo. Il morbido a strisce cielo behiond dà tutta l'immagine una sensazione di quasi un dipinto.
Molto ben fatto, hanno una grande Domenica
Tutti i migliori
carlo62 (19701) 2013-09-22 6:04
una lunga serie di pescerecci punteggiati di colori affiancati da altrettante facciate colorate.
Molti i dettagli da osservare lungo la prospettiva del canale
ourania (18918) 2013-09-22 8:15
un'impressionante flottiglia di pescherecci in una composizione molto interessante ed equilibrata che ci invita a cercare e a godere sia la vista generale che i tantissimi dettagli. E' bello vedere come hai sistemato nel quadro i due lati del canale. Il cielo e l' acqua fanno da sfondo calmo contro il qualle i pescherecci e le case spiccano vibranti ed attraenti grazie alla loro intensa luminosita' ed all' ottima chiarezza della tua immagine. Ci offri una presentazione molto gratificante di questo luogo . Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
PS Grazie ancora per le tue parole generose ed incoraggianti! Anch'io mi meraviglio delle opportunita' fotografiche che offre la mia isola. Un fotografo piu' capace ne troverebbe molte di piu'.
claudeD (27024) 2013-09-22 11:23
Very fine picture from Chioggia with a good composition and fine colors. I like the much details shown in your picture . Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mesutilgim (73148) 2013-09-22 13:01
Wonderfull capture with perfect pov and layout.
Nice cloudy sky crowning the scnenery.
Many interesting notes makes your entry an perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
Silvio1953 (105914) 2013-09-22 13:04
Ciao Romano, qui passano tante foto ed è normale che ogni tanto qualcuna sia meno gradita, non è il caso di questa che è di grande impatto anche nella miniatura, fantastica prospettiva e bella composizione animata e coloratissima, bravo, ciao Silvio
elenimavrandoni (10063) 2013-09-22 19:46
Romano, canali, mare, fiumi, laghi ... tutto con l'acqua mi affascina e mi rende felice ..
la tua immagine è una gioia per i miei occhi, mi piace il colore, la riflessione, le ombre, la luce, l'acqua incredibile, tutto è bellissimo
il mio prossimo post non sarà un paesaggio marino, ma sarà dedicato a voi per ringraziarvi per essere così molto gentile..
grazie Romano, un carissimo saluto
Graal (92274) 2013-09-22 23:42
interesting view of canal near by Venice. Good POV and composition. Also well note about Chioggia. Nice presentation. I like it.
Have a nice week.
jhm (128259) 2013-09-23 4:55
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
These fisher port is very busy with all these ships.
Your picture is absolutely of very high quality, perfect of colours, pleasant to look at.
Excellent composition, nice captured, lovely presentation
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
abmdsudi (32685) 2013-09-23 7:34
A picturesque location, busy but neatly aligned waterfront, an image with immense detail with all the row of boats providing an attractive elements and colour variety. I love the perspective, viewpoint and the brilliant lighting with excellent water and sky effect. Indeed a vibrant canal scene and much more to explore. You have done well with exposure for it does look pleasantly balance throughout and your camera works is spot on, Congrats.
eldancer1 (20900) 2013-09-24 7:50
Looks like the fishing fleet are in for R&R. Nice capture of this beautiful scene with good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
jemaflor (74294) 2013-09-24 12:16
Nice view with the perspective and all these boats, good depth and beautiful light capture.
- Copyright: Romano Lattanzi (Romano46) (11845)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-04
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Chioggia magic [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-21 13:49