In this chapter we discuss one of the islands of the smallest but most characteristic and pretty Venetian lagoon, the Mazzorbo Island.
The Mazzorbo Island is a small and pretty island in the Venetian lagoon, an environment particularly surrounded by myths and superstitions, where it was once reserved only for fishermen and hunters.
Located a few steps from the colorful and crowded island of laces, it consists of three islets, including the Eremite Island and the Santa Caterina Island, which was divided into two by a recent excavation for the construction of the Mazzorbo canal.
It was once called Maiorbo, and like other islands in the Venetian lagoon, it is populated by the inhabitants of the mainland who fled the invasions of the barbarians and those of the Lombards, who around the sixth and seventh centuries strengthened their kingdom over that of the Byzantines.
Other finds, which we can find at the Provincial Museum of Torcello, bring the attendance of these territories to more distant eras, demonstrated by the discovery of some jars of the Mycenaean civilization, dating back to the Bronze Age in Greece.
Over the centuries, the island of Mazzorbo has developed a lot, also thanks to the important commercial and religious center of Torcello. Today it is connected to the island of Burano by a wooden arched bridge, and is a quiet place between gardens and orchards where you can take refuge from the crowds of Galuppi Square and the summer heat. It is the ideal place to savor local wine and traditional fish dishes. Do not miss the opportunity to discover small corners of the lagoon, often the simplest things are the deepest ones.
◊ THE VENEZIA PROVINCE ◊
Holds an artistic and cultural heritage like few other areas in the world, its lagoon has been the cradle of local civilization and its coastline offers renowned seaside resorts. This province, rich in resources, hides elegant villas and pretty villages, even if the most precious and brilliant stone is represented by the island of Venice, an island which has a beautiful fish shape which protect the most beautiful, romantic and mysterious city in the world. It’s built on a series of marshy islets. Unfortunately it is subject to the tides of the Adriatic Sea and frequent floods but continues to survive in spite of all the predictions. Plan your holidays in the Venezia province, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
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