Vignole

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For the comune in the province of Alessandria, see Vignole Borbera.
Vignole
Fort San Andrea on Vignole 1.jpg
Fort San Andrea on Vignole
Vignole is located in Venetian Lagoon
Vignole
Location in the Venetian Lagoon
Geography
Coordinates 45°26′26″N 12°22′36″E / 45.440531°N 12.376779°E / 45.440531; 12.376779Coordinates: 45°26′26″N 12°22′36″E / 45.440531°N 12.376779°E / 45.440531; 12.376779
Adjacent bodies of water Venetian Lagoon
Area 69.2 ha (171 acres)
Country
Region Veneto
Province Province of Venice

Vignole (also Le Vignole) is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy, with a surface of some 69.20 ha. It is located north-east to Venice, between the Sant'Erasmo and La Certosa islands.

Location[edit]

Vignole is actually formed by the two distinct islands, connected by a bridge. Like Sant'Erasmo, it houses a scanty population, most of which work in the agriculture field. The eastern area is a military zone, housing barracks of the Lagunari regiment. Two bridge connected this sector to the nearby Sant'Andrea Island, home to the eponymous fort.

History[edit]

Historically, the island was used by the Romans and the Venetians as a vacation place. At the time, it faced directly the Adriatic Sea, since the Punta Sabbioni had still to form.

In the 7th century two tribunes from Torcello built here small church dedicated to St. John the Baptist and St. Christine. The few other points of interest include the small church of St. Eurosia, sided by a small bell tower.

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