Pellestrina (nearby) - Attraction Guide to Venice

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Pellestrina is situated in the most southern area of the Lido, separated by the Porto di Malamocco. A small, peaceful island just 11 km / 7 miles long, Pellestrina is home to a host of attractions and is close to central Venice.

Some of the most popular attractions on Pellestrina include several small villages spread around the island, and the impressive 18th-century Murazzi wall, built of Istrian stone and protecting the seaward side of Pellestrina.

The Murazzi wall on Pellestrina was a great feat of engineering and once stretched more than 20 km / 12.5 miles, until the horrific floods of 1966, when it was badly damaged. The wall was partially restored during the 1970s and is still an impressive sight.

At low tide, a walk on the deserted beach at Pellestrina provides a refreshing alternative to the busy pavements of Venice.






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