salvaguardando la laguna di venezia
Adriatique is our educational and collaboration project, exploring and sharing information about the Lagoon of Venice, the largest wetlands in the Mediterranean Sea. The aim of the project is underlining the importance of saveguarding the Lagoon habitat as lifeline for the existence of Venice. The Lagoon consists of the estuary and beach pine woods, islands, barene and velme (marshlands) which fulfill an important function in cleansing and saving the Lagoon islands from erosion.
Regrowing the Lagoon
Regrowing the Lagoon is an important means of preserving the flora of the estuary and Lagoon. Below, you can read about initiatives we support and we write about, because of their critical work to safeguard the marshlands, both as barriers against pollution and as the only efficient means of protecting the islands from erosion. These marshlands are being endangered by dredging deep-water canals for oil tankers and cruise ships, which is why big ships cause the “slow death of the Lagoon”.
Recovering the Lagoon
Adriatique shares stories and information about the nature of the Lagoon, fishing grounds, barene islands with precious plants for birds and bees, zone marine protette, and le tegnúe – the coral reefs off Chioggia. Adriatique has plenty of resources for readers: Nature guides, links to Lagoon support initiatives, and Laguna in Cucina – a membership presenting the culinary heritage of the Lagoon islands and Venice.
Learn more about the Lagoon
Laguna in Cucina is our project dedicated to collecting ancient know-how of the Lagoon. It’s also a membership for readers who wish to learn more about the culinary specialties of Venice, its markets, foraging in the Lagoon and the islands.