Chioggia Tourist Information
From: Chioggia, Italy
How to reach Chioggia from Venice
By boat. The Venice public-transit company, Actv, operates the No. 11 vaporetto or water bus from the Lido S.M.E. (the main Lido vaporetto stop) to Chioggia's historic center, with intermediate stops at Alberoni, S. Maria del Mare, and Pellestrina.
Boats run about once an hour, depending on season and day of the week, and travel time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
Alternatively, you can take the No. 19 Linea Clodia boat from Venice San Marco to Chioggia in the morning and return in the evening. The last time we checked, the service ran from early June until late September, with a travel time of 1 hour 40 minutes. For details, check a current ACTV summer timetable or phone the Hellovenezia call center at (+39) 041 2424. (Note: This line is operated by an independent company, not the ACTV, so you'll need to pay a fare even if you have an ACTV Tourist Travel Card or Venice Connected pass.)
By bus and ferry from the Lido. Actv bus line 11 runs from the Lido to Chioggia along the narrow strip of land and seawall that separates the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. The bus goes onto a car ferry at one point, and the last leg of the journey is by passenger ferry. Travel time is 1 hour 15 minutes, and buses depart Lido S.M.E. about every 30 minutes.
By bicycle and ferry from the Lido. You can rent a bicycle on the Lido and head south along the same route that the bus follows. You'll board a car ferry at Alberoni; at Pellestrina, you'll switch to an Actv passenger ferry that carries bicycles.
By bus from the Piazzale Roma. Actv bus 80E runs to Chioggia and Sottomarina via the mainland at roughly 30-minute intervals; travel time is 1 hour 20 minutes.
By car. From Venice's Piazzale Roma, the parking and car-ferry island of Tronchetto, or Venezia Mestre on the mainland, you can reach Chioggia via the E56 road that heads south from Venice's mainland industrial suburb of Marghera. (Consult a good road map for details.) The distance from Venice is about 44 km.
By car from the Lido. Although a road heads south toward Chioggia on the Lido, it doesn't go all the way. If you drive this road, you'll need to park in Pellestrina and take the vaporetto for the last leg of your journey.
From Venice Airport. Between early July and early September, four buses a day (two in each direction) connect Venice's Marco Polo Airport with the resort hotels in Sottomarina. Consult Sottomarina.net's airport bus page for details.
Hotels in Chioggia and Sottomarina
The classic Hotel Grande Italia (4 stars) has an unbeatable location on the waterfront, next to the main street of the historic center and directly across from the Actv vaporetto platform. Dogs are allowed, a garage is available, and the newly renovated hotel is accessible to disabled guests.
Across a car and pedestrian bridge from the historic center, in the beach and boating resort of Sottomarina, our booking partner offers three choices: the Best Western Hotel Bristol (4 stars), the Ambasciatori (3 stars), and the Sole (3 stars). These are all modern hotels with swimming pools. In the budget range, you can choose from hostels, guesthouses, and camping; a Google search will point you in the right direction.
More tourist information
The Tourist Promotion Board of Chioggia and Sottamarina has a Web site that may or may not be helpful, depending on how well it's working (or not working) at any given moment. The Web site does have an e-mail contact address, phone numbers, and the address of the board's office on Sottomarina Lido.
For information in English about Sottomarina, visit Sottomarina.net.
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