Le Vignole Island Venice

The island of Le Vignole is located about a mile east of mainland Venice, between the islands of Lido and Sant’Erasmo. The island is best known for its natural beauty.

Le Vignole Island Venice

Le Vignole island Venice (fortress)
Sant’Andrea Fortress

The most striking aspect about the island of Le Vignole is its lush nature. It was therefore a vacation spot for the inhabitants of Altino in ancient times, just as it later became for the Venetians. Originally it was called “Biniola”.

In the 7th century a small church was built on the island, of which however only the Sant’Erosia Chapel remains. It is flanked by a small bell tower.

There is a large military presence on Le Vignole. There is an elongated building, which was used for the production of gunpowder. In addition, it is connected by a bridge to the Sant’Andrea Fortress, which was built in the 16th century. This was to ensure that the Turks could not invade the Lido harbor mouth.

Public transportation

The island of Le Vignole is reached by vaporetto line 13.

Le Vignole Island, Venice

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