Excursions by bicycle

The territory, Chioggia and surrounding area offers many opportunities for hiking and biking.


RIVA Lusenzo


If you want to avoid the smog of the city, and traffic chaos, the Laguna Lusenzo is right up your alley. The bike path and pedestrian can walk around the lagoon, leaving from and arriving at Chioggia Sottomarina and / or vice versa. The place is very pleasant on the architecture and cleanliness; benches surrounded by green plants to rest or sunbathe.

A beautiful view of the lagoon and a "portrait" very suggestive of the city make the walk very relaxing thanks to the calm and tranquility of the place. Also ideal for jogging and sailing enthusiasts ...... model is meant!

Walking is very easy to see some water to the duel in "Luna Rossa" with boats not exceeding one meter in length. Very nice also the bike ride .... Submarine may be because even have a place away from the smog and chaos in the 'access is allowed only to pedestrians and bicycles.



The bike seems to be the ideal way to see the length and breadth of a city that reserves stunning surprises at every corner.

From the peculiar urban structure herringbone , which divides it into three picturesque canals (Lombardo west, the Vein Center, San Domenico to the east) as reflected in the houses and bridges and move colorful boats.

And then there's the charm of the streets, all lined with the houses cramped, with typical fireplaces, stretched apart in search of a common space. All places of work, talk and play masterfully told by Goldoni in "Baruffe chiozzotte".


Occasionally some larger space such as squares (Field St. Catherine), squares (to Vigo, the Granary, pennant, the Cathedral, the "Sagraeto", etc.) and the square par excellence of Chioggia, ie Corso del Popolo, and solar noble, that Malaparte called it a "great coffee", always full of people, with its splendid buildings (like the town hall), churches ( St. James , for example), the monuments and uninterrupted series of porticos.
Then again palaces, churches and monuments, caskets of precious works of great artists like Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Palma, and the fruit of Longhena mixture of Byzantine eras and styles, tomanico, gothic, neoclassical, etc..

To name a few, include the Cathedral of Longhena (1653), the S. Martin Gothic (1392), the house that was home to Goldoni and Rosalba, the Palace Barn in Gothic (1322), the column with greek marble lion (1763) and Vigo Bridge that leads to the island of St. Domenico, a sacred place for fishermen to worship the Christ of S. Dominic.

Finally, worth a ride to the fish market that takes place every day, behind the Granary Square, in the "Pescaria" from 6.30 am to noon, and is the most vivid expression of Chioggia with the local market. One on one side, one on top of the Canal Vena, are both supplied by boats that dock right at the sales counters.

Cycling from Piazza Vigo you embark on the ferry and arrive in the island of Pellestrina , famous for Murazzi, ancient sea defenses made by the Venetian Republic, and the colorful houses of fishermen, where in an atmosphere of great tranquility continue to live undisturbed, skilful embroiderers working the lace to "stub" and "tonibolo" In this island just a few hundred meters wide and 11 km long, beautiful walks are possible along the lagoon and through the narrow streets, to S. Maria del Mare. Here we load the bikes on the ferry-boat to Malamocco, the most important of all the ports of the lagoon, once one of the more important of the lagoon city, port of Padua. From here you reach the Lido of Venice.



From Submarine along Via Waterfront Adriatic, Mediterranean Avenue and at the second intersection, turn right to arrive at Borgo Madonna . Here you can admire the Temple of Our Lady of the Spaceship . This temple has a long and interesting history dating back to 1508, a period in which the bishop Bernardino Veniero he decreed the construction, twenty-six days after the apparition of the Spaceship. Various events accompanied the life of the building, events, culminating in his transformation into a fortress of Napoleon in 1799.
Through Via EP Venturini reaches Brondolo then cross the bridge over the River Brenta. Once across, turn right. So we arrive in the Valley Canal Street and take the direction of Cavanella Adige S. Anne of Chioggia . Here stands the ancient Church of St. Anne , built in 500 and now replaced by the new inaugurated in 1974.

Crossing the SS Romea, through the Via Pegorina, you get to Forest Nordio . It is a beautiful nature reserve of live oak, laurel and pine, of considerable historical and scientific interest, remained virtually untouched since its formation. Roman times the dunes on which stood the woods were part of a coastal strip in

continuation of what is currently limited to the east, the lagoon and that, in turn, went beyond the river Adige to the Po and then, in addition Ariano Polesine to Ravenna. This limited the coastal barrier marshes named by Pliny the Elder "was Filistine" in which flowed into the rivers Adige, Brenta and Bacchiglione. In the Middle Ages, as in Roman times, the sea ran alongside the existing wooded dunes of the coastal belt and it seems that the town of Chioggia, who was the owner, was very diligent in preserving intact. Today the forest is under the protection of the state.

Precise testimonies tell of large tracts of land generally kept in its natural state. The natural vegetation is also still one of the Mediterranean with the presence of tree species such as tamarisk, the Bohemian olive, holm oak, juniper, pine, poplar, black locust. Numerous species of birds that are habitat: mallards, moorhens, herons, heron, white egret, the knight of Italy, the water rail.

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