Venice to Chioggia
From the Lido by bus and ferry
Chioggia, at the southern end of the Venetian lagoon, is one of Italy's major fishing ports. Most tourists visit Chioggia for one of two reasons: as a break during the drive along the littorale from Venice's Lido resort island to the mainland, or to stay at the nearby Sottamarina beach resort.
The usual way to get from Venice to Chioggia is to take a bus from the Lido, the long and narrow resort island that separates the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. Here's what to do:
Total distance is approximately 40 km (25 miles), and it'll take you about an hour and a quarter to reach Chioggia from the Lido.
ACTV Tourist Travel Card, you'll need to pay only for the leg of the journey from Pellestrina to Chioggia.You can purchase tickets from any Hellovenezia ticket booth in Venice's historic center or on the Lido, either at the window or from a multilingual vending machine. If you're already purchased a 12-hour to seven-day
From Chioggia to Venice
If you're vacationing in Chioggia, you may want to make a day trip into Venice. An express water bus leaves for Venice at 9:05 a.m. during the summer; you can catch it back to Chioggia at 5 p.m. The boat has two stops in Chioggia: Piazzetta Vigo (in the historic center) and Isola dell'Unione (next to the beach and boating resort of Sottomarina). For details, see Bob McGrail's reader report.
Next page: A reader's report
Europe for Visitors (including
Venice for Visitors) with Cheryl
Imboden in 2001.
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