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|Native name: Pellestrina|
Southern part of the Venetian Lagoon (Pellestrina highlighted)
|Length||12 km (7.5 mi)|
|Width||5–500 m (16–1,600 ft)|
|Province||Province of Venice|
The island is 11 kilometres long and has since the eighteenth century been bounded to its seaward side by large embankments. There are four main villages: San Pietro in Volta, Porto Secco, Sant' Antonio di Pellestrina and Pellestrina, known for their colourfully-painted houses.
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