“Detourism”, the official Town of Venice Tourist communication Service Newsletter, today presents one of the ten “Itineraries of Venetian craftsmanship and creativity” promoted by the City of Venice as part of the pilot action of the European Project S.LI.DES “Smart strategies for sustainable tourism in LIvely cultural DEStinations”. It is the project that also inspired the Culture Route of the Su e Zo for the Bridges 2023! Enjoy your reading!
AN OUT-OF-THE-WAY, QUIET LITTLE VENICE, WITH CALLI, COLORFUL HOUSES AND A SMALL HARBOUR, WHERE HUGO PRATT FELT AT HOME.
Malamocco is a village of fishermen, vegetable growers and lace-makers that the cartoonist Hugo Pratt fell in love with, so much so that several Corto Maltese stories are set here. It stands in a secluded area of the Lido, at the southern end of the island, where you can stroll along calli and campielli as if you were in a little Venice, and savour the seafood cuisine: fried fish and polpette (fish balls) are some of the islanders’ favourite dishes!
The history of this village goes back over a thousand of years: heir to one of the oldest sites in the lagoon (the mythical Metamaucus), it was the ducal capital from the 8th to the 9th century, where the first Venetian doges had their seats before moving to Rialto.
The 15th-century Palazzo del Podestà, overlooking Campo della Chiesa – where two ancient wells can also be seen – houses a permanent exhibition of archaeological finds from excavations conducted in the immediate vicinity of the Palazzo, and in other areas of the Lido and Pellestrina.
Opposite the Palazzo is the Gothic-style church of Santa Maria Assunta, whose side elevation dominates the Piazza Maggiore. It houses the precious statue of the Madonna di Marina, celebrated every July with a historical religious procession.
The ancient village of Malamocco is a stop in the “Lido island among art, nature, sea and lagoon” itinerary, one of the ten Venetian craftsmanship and creativity routes promoted by the City of Venice.
[source: La newsletter di Venezia del 28.07.2022]
[picture: Comune di Venezia]
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