Mazzorbo is a small island, neglected by tourists, in the northern part of the Venetian lagoon. The Church of St. Catherine is the one only surviving of the 10 once existing, testimony of the rich past history of this island that was described as a major city, and nowadays has less than 300 inhabitants. A modern social housing estate and a contemporary vineyard await us in Mazzorbo.
An unpretentious and concise outline of the complex issue of high tides and frequent floods in the city, commonly known as ‘acqua alta’, and an unbiased and updated resume of all the measures enacted for the safeguard of Venice and its lagoon. Read about how Venice is tackling the problem, and the scope of the whole project including the mobile barriers.
The problem of climate change is a very important one for Venice, because it is so strictly connected with the future of the city. At the beginning of March a summit was organized in Venice, regarding such a theme. In addition on the Giudecca island there is an exhibition going on ‘Artico ultima frontiera’, connected with such a subject. If you wish to have an idea of what was discussed and debated, read more…
The island of San Giacomo in Paludo was abandoned centuries ago after having been a stop over for pilgrims. During a recent archaeological campaign traces of its past and of its visitors resurfaced. Read about one little treasure, a pilgrim’s ampullae, learn about its function and use.
Why do Venetians row standing? Why don’t Venetian boats have a rudder? How can rowers propel a boat just by placing their oar on an joarlock? Marina was first faced with all these questions when years ago she started rowing and her teachers introduced her to this fascinating ancient ‘marine’ world motor boats have now cast a veil on. Learn about all different types of rowing boats, the Vogalonga ‘long row’ event that takes place in late Spring and much more!