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Sottomarina

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Sottomarina

Sottomarina
Frazione
Aerial view
Aerial view
Sottomarina is located in Italy
Sottomarina
Location of Sottomarina in Italy
Coordinates:
Country  Italy
Region  Veneto
Province Venice (VE)
Comune Chioggia
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Demonym(s) Marinanti
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 30015
Dialing code 041

Sottomarina is an Italian town of Roman origin. It is a frazione, and nowadays quarter, of the comune of Chioggia, which is part of the province of Venice in the Veneto region of northern Italy.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Gallery 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Geography

Like Venice and along with the rest of Chioggia, it is an island cut into pieces by canals, and it has bridges to bring the island together. The island is 5 km by 300 meters in size.

History

Sottomarina was known as Clodia minor in the 7th century AD.[1] The hamlet was governed by a tribune, and was connected to Chioggia by a stone bridge. The town was destroyed in 1379, in the course of the War of Chioggia between the Republics of Genoa and Venice, remaining uninhabited and subject to floods.

It was rebuilt only in the 17th century. The seaside area was largely modified when, in the late 19th century, the course of Brenta River was changed and, in the 1930s, a dam was built in the San Felice area (south of Chioggia's port).

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ (Italian) History of Sottomarina

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Sottomarina.biz
  • Sottomarina.net
  • Bill Thayer's site
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