"Venice Lighthouses" Venice Off The Beaten Path Tip by grandmaR

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  The Pagoda lighthouse
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  • The Pagoda lighthouse - Venice
      The Pagoda lighthouse
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  • Lido Molo Nord - Venice
      Lido Molo Nord
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  • Venice Lighthouses - Venice
  • Aid to navigation looking towards St. Marks Sq. - Venice
      Aid to navigation looking towards St. Marks Sq.
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  • This is the red 20 - Venice
      This is the red 20
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I saw and photographed the first lighthouse (known as the Pagoda) just after breakfast on the cruise ship as we were coming in to Venice. There is Isola di Murano (Entrance Range Rear) listed under Murano as well as San Giorgio Maggiore Orientale on the Venice page. Photos 4 and 5 are of something that looks a little like a lighthouse, but is probably just the number 20 red marker which is to be taken on the left when returning to port in Europe.

The name of this first light is Lido Molo Nord (La Pagoda). It is an active lighthouse and also an entrance light with two different flash patterns. If you can decipher the building from under the black and white squares it is a square cylindrical skeletal tower with lantern and gallery mounted atop a 4-story building. The seaward front of the building is painted in a black and white checkerboard pattern; the lantern is white; and the skeletal tower and lantern roof are gray metallic. This lighthouse is always called the Pagoda. It is located at the end of the north mole at the Porto di Lido; this mole is only about 400 m (1/4 mi) long. I am told that if you are not on a cruise ship that there's a good view from the base of the mole in Punta Sabbioni.

Website: http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/itane.htm

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2008
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