Chioggia and Pellestrina were the natural bulwarks protecting the southern lagoon of Venice. Small settlements inhabited by fishermen, too far from the heart of Venice, especially when you consider that until 50 years ago people moved around on rowboats. Attacked and destroyed by the Franks and the Genoese, often neglected or unfavoured by the political and military decision of the central power. Pellestrina is a narrow strip of land between the sea and the lagoon inhabited by a bunch of families, many of which are still fishermen. At the edge of the lagoon lies Chioggia, a miniature copy of Venice where everything tells us about the past and present difficulties of sea peoples. Nature and local traditions: here we can still envisage what life must have been like in the peripheral and less affluent parts of the lagoon…and avoid the crowds of tourists.
DURATION: Full day
GUIDE FEES: 500 Euros (private guided visit total cost)
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES: Public or private transportation