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San Servolo Island in Celebration

Monday, July 5th, 2010

san servolo miniDuring next month many artists and celebrations will take place at San Servolo Island.
Benedictine monks lived on this island from at least the eighth century and for almost five hundred years.
They were joined later by nuns escaping from the convents of Saints Leone and Basso on the island of Malamocco, which had been destroyed by a seaquake. At the beginning of the 15th century the nuns departed, but they were soon replaced by a few dozen other nuns, who were fleeing the Turkish invasion of Crete.