- Venice, Italy attractions guide Venice Pellestrina Island, region, Murazzi Wall information about attractions, villages, 18th-century Murazzi wall, history, walking and views, location and address, general tourist information about Pellestrina in Venice (Venezia) area, Italy (Italia) IT - Last updated 30/10/2012.
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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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