When I headed back from a jaunt to Chioggia, I decided to get off at Pellestrina and walk for a while, rather than immediately hopping on the bus that would take me back to the Lido.
Part of the way, I walked on the sea-wall, and then I climbed down from there to walk toward the lagoon to see what I’d find there.
A little historical note: the first stones of the murazzi (sea walls) were laid in 1744. Their purpose was to form a protective barrier for Venice, from the waters of the Adriatic.
Was this fellow harvesting dinner for that evening?
Were these lads skipping school? It was a nice day to do that.
I admired the shape of these windows, and the custom designed shutter on the first one.
There are some churches to be found in Pellestrina, including S. Demetria.
The interior of Chiesa S Demetria
And, here is the Saint herself
This temple was unfortunately not open. It looked interesting.
The Tempio dell’ Apparizione
This looked intriguing, but I had to leave it for next time. It must be another church, but I don’t know its name.
Someone was airing their comforter in the window, next to that elegant chimney. (Well, I think it was a comforter. Now, it looks like a trussed up body! Maybe I walked past a crime scene!)
And, another water tower.
Pellestrina is another example of a location with quite a lot to offer, if you have the time and can wander around a while. The buses to and from the Lido arrive about every half hour, so you can time your detour accordingly. Have fun exploring!