The Museum of the Southern Lagoon is an archaeological and ethnographic museum. It is located in the former Convent of San Francesco outside the walls. The first building dates back to 1315 and the second, after its destruction during the war between Venice and Genoa (1378 -1381), in 1434. In 1806 the monastery was deconsecrated and since then has held a number of functions: in 1808 becomes a military warehouse. At the end of World War I (1915-1918) is divided into two floors. It was a shop selling fruit and vegetables and in the post-war period became a refuge for the homeless. Finally, until a few decades ago it was a garage for local buses.
MUSEUM OF ADRIATIC ZOOLOGY
Riva Canal Vena,1281
From October 15 2014 has reopened to the people the Museum of Adriatic Zoology "Giuseppe Olivi".
WINTRY OPENING HOURS ( from 1st September to 11st June): MONDAY closed, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY 9.00 - 13.00; SATURDAY 9.00/13.00 - 15.00/18.00; SUNDAY 9.00 - 13.00
SUMMERY OPENING HOURS (from 11st june to 31st August) : MONDAY closed, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY 18.00/23.00
SINGLE TICKET: includes the Museum of the South Laguna "St. Francis outside the walls" and the Museum of Zoology Adriatica "G. Olivi". Tickets can be bought at the ticket office of the Museum of the South Lagoon or at BAR CANEVA, Fondamenta Riva Vena n. 1277/960, near Palazzo Grassi
WHAT'S IN: The museum, located in the spaces of eighteenth-century Palazzo Grassi in Chioggia, preserves and exhibits the most important historical collection of marine animals of the Adriatic Sea.