Venice is a part of the Venetian Lagoon – without the lagoon there would have been no City of Venice and no Republic of Venice.
San Francesco del Deserto, in the Venetian lagoon, is home to a Franciscan monastery since 1228, with only some short interruptions.
It is not easy to visit the many abandoned islands in the Venetian Lagoon, but it is possible. I’ve been to almost all of them.
This is an interactive map of most of the islands in the Venetian lagoon. Many islands are abandoned, or privately owned and inaccessible
The Venetian Lagoon is much more than just a watery area around the city of Venice. It is an integral part of Venice, its history and its origin.
What do you see when you go shopping for ninety kg of dog food in Venice? The Venetian Lagoon is full of overlooked small wonders.
The Certosa island has a rich history of over a millennium, even if it is far from obvious for the visitors nowadays.
A photo gallery of some of the many photos I have from the island of Poveglia in the Venetian lagoon.
The island of Poveglia is now famous for ghost stories made up by American television. However, there’s a lot more to say about the island than fictitious stories of ghosts and crazy doctors.