Salt water gardens, ghebi and barene

Salt water gardens, ghebi and barene The first stop of the itinerary is St Erasmo, an island of ancient farm and fishing tradition. Before the building of two jetties at the end of the 19th century brought a sound change of the morphology of the lagoon inlets, the island marked the boundary between the lagoon and the sea, as shown by the still existing signs. In the 19th century Massimilana Tower was built.

Continuing the itinerary we can see the high cypresses of San Francesco del Deserto still active religious centre. After Crevan Island, we head towards Torcello for the visit of the wide salt marsh (barena) full of birds. On the way back we pass along Burano, Mazzorbo and other islands that in the past were the lively heart of the lagoon. In the islands of Madonna del Monte and San Giacomo in Paludo ruins of ancient churches and monasteries are still visible.

h 9.15. Meeting at Fondamenta Nuove at ACTV Boat Station with a natural operator of the company RiviviNatura. Departure for Sant’Erasmo, passing along the islands of La Certosa and St Andrea and the inlet of Lido. Visit of the island: on foot or by bicycle towards Massimiliana Tower and in a farm.
h 12.30. Lunch break.
h 13.45. Boarding at Massimiliana Tower to Torcello, along the islands of San Francesco del Deserto and Crevan and along the Canal of Burano. Arrival in Torcello and visit of the salt marshes (barene).
h 16,30. Departure for Fondamenta Nuove along the Canal of San Giacomo and return to Venice.



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