LA PIPA CHIOGGIOTTAThe first evidence of the existence of some clay pipes in Chioggia is dated by an artifact that carries the inscription of a date 1655., But certainly a few decades earlier in Chioggia activity was already alive. Built with the clay of the river Po, the pipe until the mid-600 was a very simple, red clay. The second period until the mid-700 sees greater sophistication with ornaments in the form of various kinds and the introduction of enamelling. The third period begins with the mid-800. pipes are no longer glazed and earth, treated with salt water takes, once cooked, the characteristic yellow ivory. The workmanship is very accurate. The pipes become small sculptures. At the end of the 800 cost, depending on the beauty, one or two cents. It is sold separately from the “barrel”, the mouthpiece, which cost a penny. It is particularly important that the pipe Chioggia with its absorbency gives a purified smoke tar and nicotine. The pipe chioggiotta today: The Australians have asked to see it and try to smoke it. In the U.S.A. for the fine is a mark of distinction. In Europe, Swiss, German, and English and the Spanish have also recently begun to show increasing interest. The pipe chioggiotta is returning, slowly, holding the fame that had for three centuries, at the time of the Most Serene Republic of Venice. The author of this enterprise is Giorgio Boscolo, craftsman and artist, the only person in Chioggia, which builds the pipes as they were made in 1600. After 1945, he says, died last Piparo the city there was no one who was concerned to preserve tradition. It builds 5-6 thousand a year, says Giorgio Boscolo, even if the demands are higher. But I do not want to work harder, I do not have time to go around to pick up the pieces of pottery scattered around the lands of Chioggia.