In Chioggia, the fish market is an ancient institution. The colorful market is located between the Piazza and the Vena canal, and is home to around thirty fishmongers, called mògnoli, which sell fish of all kinds. The main access to the market is given by the “Portale a Prisca”, sculpted by the Paduan Amleto Sartori. Fresh fish is discharged from the fishing boats in the wholesale market at four in the morning, is contracted and distributed to the city or destined for other markets. The local production concerns various specialties, both prized (sole, sea bass, sea bream, scallops), and modest (anchovies and sardines). The Chioggia fish market has always been a must for all tourists.