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Pellestrina

Pellestrina, 30126 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

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About Pellestrina

Pellestrina is an island in the Venetian Lagoon and represents the southernmost of the three narrow coasts that divide the lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. Its territory is included in the Municipality of Lido-Pellestrina. the island stretches from south to north for11 km, but it is much narrower in fact it is wide from a minimum of only23 m to a maximum of 1.2 km. It is one of the picturesque locations in this area and slowly getting famous among the tourists.



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Poveglia12.3km from Pellestrina

A small and beautiful island which was located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. The island first appears in the historical record in 421 and was populated until the residents fled warfare in 1379. Visits to the island are prohibited, but various books and articles discuss visits by a writer and/or photographer. One of the latter described a place of "peace and serenity".

Giudecca16.95km from Pellestrina

Giudecca was a beautiful island area characterized by large palazzos with gardens. In the early 20th century, it evolved into an industrial zone with shipyards, factories, and even a film studio. It lies immediately south of the central islands of Venice.  Even though the island is a neighborhood of Venice, it is still quite different from the more popular part of the city and is not yet as crowded with tourists as Venice is.

San Giorgio Maggiore17.61km from Pellestrina

San Giorgio Maggiore is a 16th-century Benedictine church on the island of the same name in Venice. San Giorgio Maggiore's gleaming white facade faces across the basin of San Marco to the great piazza. Built as part of the Benedictine monastery on the island. The island, or more specifically its Palladian church, is an important landmark. It has been much painted, featuring for example in a series by Monet.

Church of San Giorgio Maggiore17.66km from Pellestrina

One of the majestic church in Venice, designed in 1566 by Andrea Palladio and finished in 1610 by Vincenzo Scamozzi. The church stands on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, opposite the monumental San Marco Basilica, and is one of the first sights of Venice visible to the traveler approaching by sea. The church is a basilica in the classical Renaissance style and its brilliant white marble gleams above the blue water of the lagoon opposite the Piazzetta di San Marco and forms the focal point of

Gallerie dell'Accademia17.67km from Pellestrina

The Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence is an Italian state museum, located in via Ricasoli together with the Academy of fine arts.  The gallery exhibits the largest number of Michelangelo's sculptures in the world, including the famous David. Inside the museum, there are also other sections, including the largest and most important collection in the world of pictorial works with a gold background, and the Museum of musical instruments, where many artifacts belonging to the historical collection

Peggy Guggenheim Collection17.67km from Pellestrina

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of the most important museums of European and American art of the twentieth century in Italy. The museum presents Peggy Guggenheim's personal collection, masterpieces from the Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, a sculpture garden as well as temporary exhibitions. It also includes works of prominent Italian futurists and American modernists working in such genres as Cubism, Surrealism, and abstract expressionism.

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The area was a part of the Roman Empire until the 5th century AD. Although being a heavily industrialised region, tourism is one of its main economic resources; one-fifth of Italy's foreign tourism gravitates towards Veneto, which is the first region in Italy in terms of tourist presence, attracting over 60 million visitors every year, second after Emilia-Romagna in terms of hotel industry structures.