Tag Archives: Torcello

The Gates of Altinum

In the Venetian Lagoon, to the north of the great City of Venice, several extraordinary island communities draw visitors, commerce and historians today.  The best known among them – the active towns – are Murano, the “glass island”, and Burano, … Continue reading

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Ghost Towns of the Lagoon

Several excellent in-depth research studies shine forth from among the endless number of biased opinions base upon dismissal of centuries-old first person reports about the history of small islands and now-abandoned islands in the Venetian Lagoon.  The labor-intensive good works begins without “pre-suppositions looking for conforming data”, … Continue reading

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