Vignole

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Vignole
Fort San Andrea on Vignole 1.jpg
Fort San Andrea on Vignole
Vignole is located in Venetian Lagoon
Vignole
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)
Administration
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 of Venice, between the islands of Sant'Erasmo and La Certosa.

Location[edit]

Vignole is actually made up of two distinct islands, which are connected by a bridge. Like Sant'Erasmo, Vignole houses a scanty population, most of whom work in agriculture. The eastern part of the island is a military zone, housing barracks of the Lagunari regiment. Two bridges 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 directly faced the Adriatic Sea, as the Punta Sabbioni had yet to form.

In the 7th century two tribunes from Torcello built a 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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