Origins and History
The North Adriatic Gulf and its coasts have always been playing an important role for their communities: at first, they would provide shelter and repair from Barbarian invasions, and then, over the centuries, they become source of wealth and cultural enrichment, thanks to the maritime trades and routes settled by great navigators. The Venetian Gulf benefit in fact from the handling of precious goods (such as spices and salt) and the ability to build solid relationships with the Mediterranean and Far East markets.
Venice and Chioggia are strongly routed into their relationship with the sea, that made them prosper, evolve, specialize.
Still today, the two ports belong to a single system, the Veneto Region port system, which keeps on making the history of the North East of Italy, providing specializations and strong complementarities in a thousand-year old tradition.