HomeFood & BeverageWeekend on the island of San Francesco del Deserto: Venice of silence

Weekend on the island of San Francesco del Deserto: Venice of silence

There are 118 islands in the Venetian lagoon, and one of the most charming is this one,San Francesco del Deserto Island. The word «desert» associated with Venice, sounds like an oxymoron. With 23 million visitors flocking to it each year, the lagoon city can be on to somethingover tourism, so much so as to persuade institutions to provide iPaid admission to limit attendance. Launch from April 25, 2024 will actually be experienced, c 29 daysa 5 euro ticket for people non-residents in the Veneto and who do not plan at least one night in Venice or its smaller islands.

One of them, another world indeed, because of how green and lonely it is and because of how it forms an architectural whole with the thirteenth-century complex that makes it up, is Saint Francis of the Desert. A place of great history, mysticism and allure: on Sunday, April 28, 2024, Pope Bergoglio will visit Venice to visit the pavilion of the Holy See, created in the Giudecca women’s prison during 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia which has the title “Foreigners everywhere».

The inner cloister of the monastery of San Francesco del Deserto in the Venetian lagoon.

Away from the crowd, close to yourself

The island of Saint Francis of the Desert it is away from the noise of the crowd and right in front of the colorful Burano, disconnected from the steam lines. We’re getting there only with own funds. He only hosts the monastery of the Friars Minor, founded by Saint Francis himself and recognizable by the tall cypresses and maritime pines that surround it throughout its orthogonal circumnavigation. San Francesco del Deserto is an oasis of calm and meditation 4 hectareswith two beautiful monasteries and expanded a garden from where you can enjoy incredible sunrises and sunsets, completely immersed in the atmosphere of the lagoon. Because it rises right where there is nothing but water.

San Francesco Island in the Venetian Lagoon

Source: VanityFair



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