Discover charm of the Islands of the Venetian Lagoon..Esplora il fascino delle isole della Laguna Veneta...
Photo Credit Valentina Galimberti Ballarin
The history of the town comes from the far and mysterious past of a civilization born and bread by the Sea.
The tradition is that when the barbarians invaded the North of Italy, the inhabitants escaped on the islands of the lagoon of Venice, creating the Republic of the Serenissima. The islands of Chioggia and Sottomarina were the 11th and 12th islands of the Confederation of the 12 islands of the lagoon.
Although the town remained largely autonomous, it was always thereafter subordinate to Venice, whose influence is visible in the art and architecture of the city.
Beautiful memory of the great past of the city, other than its churches and canals, is the Clock Tower of St. Andrea, the oldest in the World
It was built in the same year of Salisbury clock, 1386, and from its top you can enjoy a unique view of the bridges and the palaces of the lagoon.
Photo Credit Ravagnan
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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...