Sacca Sessola

Sacca Sessola

View of the island
Sacca Sessola
Coordinates 45°24′22″N 12°19′20″E / 45.406111°N 12.322222°E / 45.406111; 12.322222Coordinates: 45°24′22″N 12°19′20″E / 45.406111°N 12.322222°E / 45.406111; 12.322222
Adjacent bodies of water Venetian Lagoon
Area 16.03 ha (39.6 acres)
Region Veneto
Province Province of Venice

Sacca Sessola loosely translated as "Scoop Bag" (also not correctly named as "Isola delle Rose" or "Island of Roses" by the hotel which is located in that area, for unnecessary marketing reasons: it is not a name recognized by the Venetians, and on topographical maps) is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy.

One of the biggest in the lagoon (16.03 ha) and also one of the youngest. It was artificially created in 1870 in Codas of Reziol, a branch of the Channel Rezzo, with materials from the construction of the Santa Marta commercial port, and has been used a fuel dump, hospital, farming land, UNESCO research complex.[1] It is now used as a private tourist hotel complex[2]

A "sessola" or "bag" is an artificial island (see also Sacca Fisola and Sacca San Biagio).


Taken from the Italian version of this article


  1. 1 2 "Venice is home of new UNESCO chair in environmental sciences and management". Environment and development in coastal regions and in small islands. UNESCO. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  2. 1 2 "Venice and its Lagoons". Retrieved 17 December 2012.

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