The Museum of the Southern Lagoon is the first museum of the lagoon area and is housed in the former Convent of San Francesco outside the walls the first of which dates back to 1315 and the second, after its destruction in the war between Venice and Genoa (1378 -1381), 1434.

In 1806 the convent was desecrated and from now on assume different functions: in 1808 becomes a military depot and then divided into two floors, at the end of World War I (1915-1918) vegetable stock and lastly, the post-war housing complex becomes displaced persons. Until a few decades ago was the local bus garage.


The museum is composed of three floors and contains the oldest archaeological evidence found at Chioggia and in surrounding areas. The route runs in a diachronic and thematic: the ground floor is devoted to pre-Roman and Roman archeology at the time (between the first century BC. And VI d. C.), the first floor contains exhibits and collections of medieval times, Renaissance and modern, the second floor houses an exhibition of local marine and shipbuilding, which runs from 1700 to the present day.

Active learning paths between sections of the Museum

Museum education in recent years has offered a very wide range of active paths between sections of the Museum of the South Lagoon "San Francisco's Outside the Walls."
Starting from January 2012 will be active all the educational paths - museums and laboratories listed below . Some proposals have undergone slight changes over last year to facilitate the learning of all pupils. They are intended for students of primary and secondary schools, with the addition of courses designed specifically for children.

Target audience: students of kindergartens, elementary, middle and high

The courses can be booked now at January 31, 2012 by completing the form attached. The card must be faxed to the museum (fax 041.5509581) it will be the contact Person of teaching at the educational institution, the teacher reference to confirm the assignment of the required path.

Ticket to participate: each operation (which may or may visit the Museum subject to a section or class or lab) costs 1.00 euros per child (teachers are exempt from the ticket). The payment can be made directly at the counter of the museum the day of surgery or several days before the ABI 02000 CAB 07601 13582309 ccpn payable to City of Chioggia - Treasury Department stating the reason: the Museum of South Laguna, museum education, the title location, school, class, section, number of participants, teacher reference.

Each route includes a minimum of two interventions: introductory lecture and laboratory.
The lesson of basic concepts can be confirmed by a second more specific.
Likewise, laboratories that require more time and effort by students, may be carried out more interventions at the request of the teacher.


List of courses and workshops

Archaeological Section:

The work of the archaeologist: simulation of an archaeological dig (active in April and May). Path that includes a guided tour of the archaeological section of the museum and an introductory lesson which will be followed by a laboratory simulation of an archaeological dig.
The Roman pottery. This route offers a guided tour of the museum section on amphorae, an introductory lesson for understand and use their achievement, a workshop aimed at manufacturing a ceramic article which relate to the lesson.
Recommended route mainly from the third grade

the site of Bebe. Tour section of Bebe to analyze the finds unearthed during archaeological excavations conducted by archaeological group Fossa Clodia.
Path recommended primarily to middle and high schools.

Section Shipbuilding: 

Let's build a bragozzo. path that includes a guided tour of the Maritime and Fisheries section of the museum to view objects which were built over the old shipyard, the bragozzi Chioggia, an introductory lesson in which to analyze all components of a bragozzo and a workshop during which each child will have a model bragozzo wood to paint and decorate with small colorful sails.
The bragozzo: color of the sails. This tour includes a guided visit to the section of the Maritime and Fisheries Museum to see the old sails that once adorned the old bragozzi, an introductory lesson to explain what were the stages for the construction of the sails and give information about symbols they contain and a painting workshop for small sails of cloth.

Section Traditions:

Arts and crafts in Chioggia in the nineteenth century. Introductory lecture on arts and crafts active in Chioggia in the nineteenth century with a visit to the introductory section. Students then will be challenged on what was the job of "Piparo", realize that the pipe typical of traditional chioggiotta.
The Salt Road. This route provides only an introductory lesson on the history of "Sal Clugiae", in which the salt ' antiquity brought fame to the city of Chioggia considered due to it "Capital of the salt in the Middle Ages."  
Recommended route mainly to middle and high schools.

The popular devotion to Chioggia. The route includes a lesson on the popular devotion chioggiotta and a large laboratory in the representation on a small wooden board of the episode of popular religion that has most affected the student.
The world of the fishermen of the sea and lagoon. The path on the "methods of fishing in the lagoon at different ages", which has been for years among the routes section of the Museum of shipbuilding, is divided into an introductory lesson on fishing to take place on the top floor of the museum, so that pupils can see with their eyes what is being explained.
If interested, the class may make a further study on fishing smaller than that made in Chioggia by its inhabitants.
The lion rampant and the crests of the families Chioggia. The course consists of a lecture on the history of the lion Chioggia, the oldest objects that represent him and the banner of the City of Chioggia. The laboratory provides dipintura instead, by each pupil, a small banner with the emblem of the city or an ancient family Chioggia.

Section Art:

The fresco techniques. Analysis of the fresco on display at the Museum, introductory lesson on the techniques of fresco and practical workshop aimed at setting up a small painting on plaster in fresco technique.
Painting on canvas: origin and techniques . Visit the Collection at the present Civic Museum, introductory lecture and laboratory with running a small canvas representing a glimpse of our city.
The origins of sculpture: the Venetian masters. In the introductory lesson you will see various types of sculpture material and tools used in its manufacture. The pupils then, during the workshop will be challenged to achieve certain sculptural artefacts.


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