Friday Trip: Marghera Industrial Port

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by intern No Comments

Visit to Marghera Industrial Port

Friday, April 22, 2016
9:15 am, VIU classroom 9A. 

We will have an introductory lecture and then take a private boat from San Servolo to Porto Marghera


Did you know about Porto Marghera…?

At the beginning of the 90s Venice was considered unsuitable as industrial center due to the lack of an appropriate area in which to build it.
On February 1st, 1917 the “Sindacato di Studi per Imprese Elettrometallurgiche di Venezia” was created. This council commissioned to the engineer Enrico Coen Cagli to outline a project for the Bottenigo area.Cagli plan was to divide it in three parts: industrial, commercial and residential district. The works to create the new Petrol Chemical Center began in the early 1919.

 Compulsory attendance and costs

The visit is compulsory for students enrolled in Globalization, Environment and Sustainable Development (S1618), History of Venice (S1601) and suggested for students enrolled in the course Management of the Industrial and Crafts Heritage (S1625). The visit costs for those students are sponsored by VIU.
Other interested students or faculty can participate upon availability for a fee of 7 euros.


09.15am:  Introductory lecture to the History of Porto Marghera
10.00am:  Departure by private boat from San Servolo
11.00am – 1.00pm: visit by private boat to the Industrial Port
1.30pm:  estimated time for the end of the visit

The visit will end at Tronchetto (this will allow students from the Globalization, Environment and Sustainable Development (S1618) attending the consequent visit to Contarina spa to be at the meeting point on time).



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