August 10, 2022 (day 8 of 24)

Venezia 🇮🇹

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is built on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. The islands are in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay lying between the mouths of the Po and the Piave rivers.

Poveglia 🇮🇹

Poveglia Island is a small dot of land in the Venice Lagoon off the eastern coast of Northern Italy. At times, it was used as a safe haven, military checkpoint, and an institution for people with mental illness. However, it is most well-known for its macabre use during the bubonic plague epidemic when victims were quarantined and burned on the grounds. Today, Poveglia maintains a frightening reputation, and locals believe this “island of ghosts” is riddled with unhealthy spirits due to its dark history.

Parked for the night 🇮🇹