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.
The Venice-Pellestrina Lido, which can be easily reached by public transportation, offers tourists a chance to make excursions both on foot and by bike to visit the complex dune systems of Alberoni and Ca’Roman located between the Venice and Pellestrina Lido.