Chioggia is situated on a small island at the southern entrance to the Lagoon of Venice about 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of Venice.

Chioggia is a miniature version of Venice, and is often called “Little Venice“, with a few canals, chief among them the Canale Vena, and the characteristic narrow streets known as calli

Fishing is historically the livelihood of the port, and remains a significant economic sector.