Mazzorbo – Venice

Mazzorbo - Church of St Pietro and St Caterina
Mazzorbo - QuayMazzorbo - CanalMazzorbo - Bridge

The island of Mazzorbo is a little hidden gem located next to the more famous Burano. The two islands are connected by a narrow pedestrian wooden bridge called the Ponte Lungo.

Mazzorbo compared to the other islands of the area is still not touch by mass tourism. Its economy is based on agriculture, its vineyards in particular are very popular.

The city was found during the barbarian invasion and its name means literally great city; this small town was in fact once inhabited by thousands of people. When the island of Torcello was the economical center of the lagoon thanks to its proximity Mazzorbo could count onto a flourishing economy. Its importance grew until the 10th century when Venice started to grow and Torcello gradually lost importance. The island slowly became a getaway for the rich Venetians.

Things to see

The unique Santa Caterina Monastery is the perfect example of the golden age of this little gem. The original church was built in 783, the one that we can admire today is a 13th century building. The church’s bell is one of the oldest of the entire lagoon.

During the summer Santa Catarina’s churchyard hosts a country fair where it is possible to try the mouth-watering typical dishes like Luganega e Costesine (sausages and ribs) and roasted polenta, while drinking a glass of local red wine!

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Mazzorbo – Venice

Mazzorbo - Church of St Pietro and St Caterina
Mazzorbo - QuayMazzorbo - CanalMazzorbo - Bridge

The island of Mazzorbo is a little hidden gem located next to the more famous Burano. The two islands are connected by a narrow pedestrian wooden bridge called the Ponte Lungo.

Mazzorbo compared to the other islands of the area is still not touch by mass tourism. Its economy is based on agriculture, its vineyards in particular are very popular.

The city was found during the barbarian invasion and its name means literally great city; this small town was in fact once inhabited by thousands of people. When the island of Torcello was the economical center of the lagoon thanks to its proximity Mazzorbo could count onto a flourishing economy. Its importance grew until the 10th century when Venice started to grow and Torcello gradually lost importance. The island slowly became a getaway for the rich Venetians.

Things to see

The unique Santa Caterina Monastery is the perfect example of the golden age of this little gem. The original church was built in 783, the one that we can admire today is a 13th century building. The church’s bell is one of the oldest of the entire lagoon.

During the summer Santa Catarina’s churchyard hosts a country fair where it is possible to try the mouth-watering typical dishes like Luganega e Costesine (sausages and ribs) and roasted polenta, while drinking a glass of local red wine!

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