Marano (a small town in the center of the Grado and Marano lagoon) is another splendid community, the twin of Chioggia in terms of their flourishing fishing industry. The base is located only 300m from the historic centre on an island harbour which is joined to the mainland by 2 bridges, one for vehicles and one for pedestrians.
Marano and its ancient citadel are hidden in unspoilt countryside and surrounded by forests in the north of the lagoon. This town has always been a fishing community and its has managed to keep the local traditions, which are closely related to the sea-faring culture of Venice, alive.
Take your time to stroll through the natural reserve of Stella River and that of Valle Canal Novo, both of which are found in the Marano lagoon. Its natural ecosystme is unique in Europe which makes it a veritable oasis of flora and fauna.