The Elegance of the Islands of Chioggia and Sottomarina
will warm your Christmas
and excite your New Year’s Eve
Photo Valentina Galimberti Ballarin
Christmas Market waits for you on Sunday 18th in the square of Sottomarina, while the orchestra will gift you a charming concert on Friday 23rd..
And then events and games for children and grown-ups until January 6th!
Last week I had the chance to enjoy one of the best kept secrets of the Venice lagoon, the island of Ca’ Roman Natural Reserve..
To start the day slowly, I went to the traditional cafe of Chioggia in Piazzetta Vigo where I had my cappuccino, watching boats sailing off..
From this typical Venetian square, the heart of the old town of Chioggia, I took the ferryboat line 11*. After a scenic 12 minute trip on the lagoon, I got off at the first stop called Caroman (or Ca’ Roman) with a few other visitors.
I was traveling light, I had water, fruit, a snack, a couple of beach towels, but some who got off the boat had beach umbrellas, foldable sunbeds, ropes and hammocks.
The daily visitors take care in building the only allowed human constructions on the beach: (very) temporary tents on the shore, put together with pieces of driftwood and seaweed, with the rope and the pieces of cloth brought from home.
After spending almost an hour building my own shelter as a modern Robinson Crusoe, I let the sea refresh me with a swim in the shallow and transparent waters of the bay.
You can easily see fish, crabs and other little inhabitants of the sea.
Relaxed by the rhythm of the waves and dried by the warmth of the sun, I explored the sands of the beach finding beautiful shells, almost impossible to find on other more known beaches of the Adriatic Sea…
Here is my little treasure
When the sun set, I headed back to the dock, and walked the artificial path (i Murazzi) connecting the islands of wild Ca’Roman and colourful Pellestrina.
The sunset on the lagoon was breathtaking, full shades of vivid orange and bright yellow.
Climbing the Murazzi wall of the path up to the top I could see both the sea and the lagoon, and embrace the true essence of Mediterranean sea life.
Walking the narrow alleys of Pellestrina, watching the fishermen docking their boats, and the locals sitting by the road and chatting,
I found a romantic little restaurant to taste the fresh fish
When I took the ferry line 11 from Pellestrina to Chioggia, the moon was up in the night sky, offering me silver glimmering light
on the calm and silent waters of the Venitian lagoon.
Gli sparisi de spinada sono l’Asparagus acutifolius, gli asparagi selvatici tipici della macchia mediterranea. La cucina locale li utilizza nei piatti primaverili, quando la pianta germoglia, per insaporire primi e secondi piatti, sia di pesce, sia di uova o carne. Gli asparagi selvatici, sottili e verdi, sono anche più aromatici di quelli coltivati.
The Wild Asparagus is called here on the lagoon Sparisi de Spinada. They are used in the Mediterranean spring cooking to add flavour to main courses, either with pasta, fish or meat. They are thin and green and way more tasty than the usual one!
Sabato 23 alle 9 all' Auditorium San Nicolò Philippe Daverio parlerà delle Emozioni nell’Arte
Specializzato in arte italiana del XX secolo, Philippe Daverio è Direttore Artistico del Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano e famoso in tutto il mondo per la sua competenza indiscussa sull'arte italiana.
Conosciuto per le numerose trasmissioni televisive sull'arte Rai 3 “Art’è” (1999, “inviato speciale”), “Art.tù” (2000, conduttore), è autore e conduttore di “Passepartout”, e di “Emporio Daverio” su Rai 5, una proposta di invito al viaggio attraverso l’Italia.
Wohnung (55/60 Qm) für 3 Erwachsene / 7 Nächte / 320 Euro. Haus mit Garten und Parkplatz!
Die schönsten Sonnen- und Kunstziele für Ihren in Italien! Venedig – Sottomarina - Chioggia Urlaubsgebiet warten auf Ihnen! Noch bevor die ersten frühlingshaften Sonnenstrahlen hierzulande Lust auf mehr machen, schlagen die Frühlingsgefühle andernorts schon
Über die Osterfeiertage nutzen Sie unsere Angebote und decken die Kust, die See und die Küche von Venetien.
Monica & Laura vermieten Wohnungen in Sottomarina/Chioggia (mit Wifi - Küche – Klima- Bettwäsche – Waschmachine - Terrasse) zu glückliche Leute für 7 Nächte / 320 euro. Schreib uns!
We wait for you at the auditorim SanNicolò to listen to Beethoven and Mozart performed by the Orchestra of Thiene!Stagione musicale di Chioggia: appuntamento a domenica 28 febbraio in auditorium San Nicolò con l'orchestra Crescere in Musica di Thiene, diretta da Sergio Gasparella. Inizio del concerto alle ore 18. In programma il Triplo Concerto op.56 di Beethoven per violino (Dejan Bogdanović), violoncello (Ulrike Hofmann) e pianoforte (Massimo Somenzi), e la Sinfonia Haffner n.35 di Mozart.https://www.facebook.com/events/237912359875330/
Come to discover the dazzling masks and crazy parties of the Most Famous Carnival in the World! All of the Colors of February in the magic and mysterious Venice Carnival! Info @ http://www.carnevale.venezia.it/en/
From the Bottom of our Hearts to You, Have a Joyful Merry Christmas! BUON NATALE! Monica&Laura #villajadì #iloveveneto #christmas2015
Ever heard of ITALIAN OPERA? Famous valz and arias from the most known Operas will be performed for YOU at the Auditorium of Chioggia on January 1st..What an amazing way to begin the New Year! #iloveveneto #specialmusic #operaconcerts #alternativeholiday
Unusual New Year Eve? Want to have some ITALIAN FUN? Music & Food are waiting for you at the SPAGHETTI SWING SHOW on December 31st at the Auditorium of Chioggia. Do not miss the occasion to have a genuine ITALIAN FUN! https://www.facebook.com/spaghettis
Hi! I am Monica and I take care of this little blog. I Love culture, music, fashion, books, movies and food! But, most of all, I love my region, Veneto, that has so many treasures to discover...