Murazzi, Pellestrina and Ca’ Roman
Friday, March 30, 2018
Meeting Point: at Zattere/Gesuati at 9.15 am
During the trip we will visit:
– The Industrial Port of Venice;
– Pellestrina island and the Museum of the Lagoon;
– Ca’ Roman Natural reserve.
Bring your own packed lunch since the lunch break will be at the natural reserve Ca’ Roman by the beach.
Return expected at about 5 pm in San Servolo/San Zaccaria.
N.B. The visit is compulsory for students enrolled in:
S1801 History of Venice
S1810 Port Cities in the Age of Empire
Visit cost covered for students enrolled in S1801 and S1810 course
Extra places are available for any other student and professor interested!
Extra participants: 10 euro/person including transportation & entrance tickets.
To confirm your participation, please sign the roster and pay the fee at the Front Office before Tuesday 27 at 3 pm. First come, first served basis.
The trip will start with a visit to the Industrial Port of Venice, so as to understand how this essential part of the city developed, and where we might briefly see the MOSE. We will then turn towards Pellestrina, a small island long 13 kilometers and wide 240 meters, often referred as a miniature of Venice. Here we will visit the small Museum of the Lagoon, where we will learn about the flood of 1966 and the role of fishermen in the history (and future) of this city. After learning about the sea wall (murazzi) we will go to Ca’ Roman, where we will have lunch and see the natural reserve, a unique combination of different habitats.