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Location DB > Italy > Veneto > Venice > Isola di San Giorgio in Alga, Venice
Isola di San Giorgio in Alga, Venice
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created by fightingforward on 6/8/2011 9:49 PM
last modified by rachelmackayy on 12/3/2015 6:15 PM
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is an island of the Venetian lagoon, northern Italy, laying between the Giudecca and Fusina (a frazione of Venice on the coast, near Marghera).
 Basic Information
Type: Building, Outdoors, Island
Status: Abandoned, falling apart
Accessibility: Difficult (better speak Italian to face the police)
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby although it's hard to get there without getting noticed
 Physical Information

Venice, Veneto
Owner: Comune di Venezia
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • flooding
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    An abandoned island with the ruins of an abandoned monastery- it doesn't get more interesting than that! It was used as a German training camp in 1944.

    If you go, be very cautious of silty soil on the inlet embankments- don't get stuck in the mud! There is/was a shipwreck in the inlet, so be cautious of that as well.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • razor wire
  • It's an island in a lagoon, only accessable by boat!
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1000
    Closed: 1944
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • Boat
  •  Recommended Equipment

    After a Benedictine monastery was founded about 1000 AD, more monasteries followed. In 1717, a fire burnt most of the buildings. Since 1799 there was a political jail, but nowadays the island is completely abandoned.

    The island was used in 1944 as a secret base for German military personnel training under the auspices of Italian Lt-Cmdr Wolk to master mine laying against Allied ships as free-diving frogmen. To avoid being discovered they only practiced at night.

    (from wikipedia)
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    Passing by History
    Wed, Jun 8th, 2011
    posted by fightingforward

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    San Giorgio in Alga
    Fri, Sep 25th, 2009
    posted by fightingforward
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Astro on 12/25/2015 9:34 PM.

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  • on Dec 25 15 at 21:34, Astro validated this location
  • on Dec 3 15 at 18:15, rachelmackayy changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment
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