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Certosa, a little island in the Venetian lagoon for sailing courses, canoeing and cultural events 

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 11:12

La Certosa or simply Certosa, is a little island in the Venetian lagoon where visitors can enjoy sailing, canoeing and cultural events. The small 54-acre island consists mostly of a public park and the ruins of the ancient cloister that gave the island its name. It is part of the Northern Lagoon of Venice and is just half a kilometre from Venice Lido. 

A rich environmental heritage

In the 19th century under Napoleonic rule, the monks were exiles, the island was stripped of its works of art and it became a military outpost until its definitive abandonment in the middle of the last century. For about ten years the island has been undergoing a phase of redevelopment, with the establishment of a park that enhances its rich environmental heritage, where wild animals can shelter among white poplars, ash trees, privets, hawthorns, mulberries and other plants typical of the coast. 

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Sailing courses and canoe rentals

The island is now managed by the Polo Nautico Vento company which has built a dock and organizes sailing courses, activities and cultural events and there is a hotel for anyone who wants to stay overnight. On La Certosa visitors make excursions on foot or rent a canoe or a small boat with an electric motor to discover the nearest islands. The only historic building left on the island is the Casello delle Polveri, a 17th-century complex that housed military ammunition and is now a venue for events and conferences.

An 18-room hotel close to the vaporetto water bus pier

Certosa is served by public transport, and there is also a shuttle organized by the managers of the Polo Nautico for the less served time slots. For visitors looking for a place to stay, or simply to enjoy a drink or a meal, the 18-room Venice Certosa Hotel is located next to the marina and within a short walk of the ACTV vaporetto pier.

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