This week we went to visit the small island town of Chioggia and Sottomarina, quarter of the commune both being part of the province of Venice. The two are connected by a bridge and when you visit you would hardly realise they are apart.
Chioggia is a very miniature version of Venice with canals and narrow streets. It's a two hour drive from Verona and we arrived shortly before lunch. We went for a short walk through the town along the Corso del Popolo before stopping for lunch at a local Osteria. Fishing is the main livelihood of the town and this is evidenced by not only the strong smell of fish but the copious amount of fishing boats that line the main canal. So it is no surprise that we thouroughly enjoyed some fish for lunch of which Chioggia is renowned.
Sottomarina is technically an island and is connected to the historic town of Chioggia by a series of bridges, and is sometimes referred to as Sottomarina di Chioggia. It has been built up into a seaside resort town and one can only imagine how busy it must be in the height of the summer months. It is a beautiful long sandy beach along the Adriatic shore and thankfully we had it mostly to ourselves. You might have to excuse us here as we started to feel like it was actually summer! Shoes and jackets promplty came off! There was lots of fun building sandcastles, drawing in the sand and getting rather wet playing with the water.
The greatest reward at the end of the day of course is ice cream....Chocolate ice cream!
Looks like you had an amazing time and he'e enjoying that ice cream :) #countrykids xReplyDelete
Love your photos! Mine would usually look washed out when i took photos in this much light. #countrykidsReplyDelete
Loved reading this and seeing your photos! Living in Italy must be like being on holiday all the time (probably not I guess real life kicks in again) but having these kind of places to visit within driving distance is amazing and I bet that chocolate ice cream was better than anything from any ice cream van in the UK!! #countrykidsReplyDelete
We live in beautiful Glasgow actually and are on holiday visiting the nonni! We are very lucky to get to go to these beautiful places while here! The weather has also been on our side.Delete
Such a wonderful post, with so many stunning photos, all telling a story. Looks like a fabulous holiday xReplyDelete
It seems like you had a lot of fun, and how wonderful to enjoy the beach when it wasn't too busy. The chocolate ice cream looks pretty good too! #country kidsReplyDelete
Beautiful pics. I'm feeling very jealous! :) #countrykidsReplyDelete
What very picturesque places to visit and I am very jealous of your fresh fish lunch! You certainly had the weather for some beach fun too, always a winner. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.ReplyDelete
My goodness, I think that's the most photos that I've ever seen in a single place. How astoundingly beautiful. Looks like you're having a fab holiday.ReplyDelete
It looks absolutely stunning! And what a lovely time your little man is having on the beach :) xReplyDelete
Looks like you had an amazing time. I have been lucky enough to visit Italy once but I would really love to see more of it. Hopefully I will get my wish at some point in my future :0)ReplyDelete