The Virtual Museum of the Ports of Venice and Chioggia offers an engaging experience that allows users to explore the past, understand the present, and imagine the future of Venetian maritime and port culture.
The Port Authority, in collaboration with numerous public and private partners, has created a multimedia application that offers a new narrative of Venetian port history and the present, enabling navigation (on-site and remotely) to points of interest scattered throughout the historic center of Venice, Marghera, and Chioggia. The Virtual Museum of the Ports of Venice and Chioggia offers an engaging experience that allows users to explore the past, understand the present, and imagine the future of Venetian maritime and port culture. The app provides three thematic paths, each offering a unique perspective on the past and present of Venetian port activities. Additionally, twenty-four points of interest (POIs) – which can be experienced both on-site through geolocation and remotely – allow users to discover the artistic beauty and production and logistics excellence of the region with detailed information, images, and an introductory video. With the app of the Virtual Museum of the Ports of Venice and Chioggia, you can explore port docks, San Marco, the ancient crafts of the Venetian lagoon, and the secrets of the Arsenal. From Rialto, the medieval mercantile heart, to the ports of Santa Marta and San Basilio, each place reveals a unique aspect of the Venetian port heritage. Two important figures accompany users on the virtual journey to discover the Ports of Venice and Chioggia: Alberto Toso Fei, a renowned Venetian writer who tells the story of the port’s history, and Fulvio Lino Di Blasio, President of the Port Authority, who presents the port of today. Grand panoramic views in 360 degrees, aerial views, allow for a different perspective on the port reality and architectural wonders of Venice and Chioggia. To make this journey even more fascinating, informative stations have been set up in some of the city’s main places of interest: the Venice Heritage Tower, the Civic Museum of the Southern Lagoon of Chioggia, the Giancarlo Ligabue Natural History Museum, and the Naval History Museum. The Virtual Museum of the Ports of Venice and Chioggia was created thanks to the REMEMBER project, funded by the Interreg Italy-Croatia 2014-2020 Program.