Island of the Seven Vineyards

Oratorio di Sant' Eurosia, Le Vignole, Venice
The small and rather secretive island of Le Vignole lies next to Sant' Erasmo, its much larger neighbour. It was once known as the Isola delle Sette Vigne (Island of the Seven Vineyards), on account of the vines which are said to have grown there. 
Oratorio di Sant' Eurosia, Le Vignole, Venice
I saw no sign of any vineyards, on what turned out to be a rather short visit to the island, but I did see the Oratorio di Sant' Eurosia, which is situated close to the vaporetto stop. 
Oratorio di Sant' Eurosia, Le Vignole, Venice
The oratory, which, needless to say, was closed, sits on the site of a 7th century church. 
Forte di Sant' Andrea, Le Vignole, Venice
Le Vignole is also home to the Forte di Sant' Andrea, which started off life as a medieval tower before being greatly extended (1543-71) by Michele Sanmicheli, the Venetian Republic's military architect. The fort can best be seen from the Lido.  

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