In this museum, which was opened in 2011 in the eighteenth century palace Palazzo Grassi, visitors can take a close look at several Adriatic marine organisms, among which is the big specimen of the Basking shark caught in Chioggia in 2003.
This itinerary aims at introducing visitors to one of the oldest and most important professions of Chioggia: salters and “salt production”. Salt was a key economic resource already in the Roman Empire. The 12th century was the most important period for salt production from the point of view of trade; in Chioggia and in the whole South Lagoon, salt was referred to as “white gold” due to its economic value.
Sailing out in a boat with the fishermen, listening to their stories, watching them from up close while they mend their nets and divide the freshly fished fish: this is fishing tourism, a form of travelling that gives you a chance to get on board the fishing boats and be a skilled fisherman for one day. This is a unique experience, to see Venice and its lagoon as its citizens see it, getting to know the craft of fishing in the Lagoon and tasting traditional recipes. The itinerary runs between Burano, Torcello and Punta Sabbioni.