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Lazzareto Nuovo

Lazzareto Nuovo

It’s an island located at the beginning of the canal of Sant’Erasmo.
Benedictine monastery during the Middle Ages, in 1468, by decree of the Senate of Venice, became Lazzaretto with the task of prevention of infections ( an idea then exported around the world in later centuries) housed the warehouses that were used to examine the goods suspected of being infected with the plague.
It was then used as a fortress under Napoleonic rule and Austrian, and was abandoned by the Italian army in 1975.
Now fully recovered and bound by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture receives about fifteen thousand visitors a year and is monument of national and international interest.

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NORTH LAGOON 3 HRS
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NORTH LAGOON 4 HRS
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NORTH LAGOON 6 HRS
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