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Historical Fishmarket

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A red spot behind the ancient city barn: it's the fishmarket. The colour of the city is red: red is the sunset on the lagoon and the dawn on the sea. Red stand the houses, between ochre traditional sails. Red hot is the temperament of its crabby inhabitants. Red are the barboni (mullets) and the freshly captured fish. Red is even the retail fishmarket: the light sifted by its covering protective sheet paints red the banks and the atmosphere inside. The market is opened every day except on Mondays because on Sundays fishermen don't work. It is situated between the Piazza and the Canale Vena, behind Palazzo Granaio; the main access is a work of the Paduan Sculptor Amleto Sartori: 'Portale a Prisca'. Here is sold every kind of fish; there are in fact more than thirty fishmongers, called mògnoli. The local production is appreciated for its particular organoleptic qualities and comprehends a wide range of specialities: from the precious seabass, giltheads, soles, to the popular anchovies and sardines. There is always a great request of traditionally eaten fish, like cuttlefishes, squids, mantis, shrimps, crabs, barboni, octopus, mackerel and mussels called peoci, bevarasse, caparossoli. The market is an obliged passage for the ambiental and custom quality it contains. The little chapel under the barn was attended by believers and conoisseurs: its walls are covered by votive elements, wax candles, photo and objects to remember the victims of the sea. Today it is being restored.

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Address: Corso del popolo, 30015, Chioggia

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Opening times: Every day from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm - except on Monday