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The 'Most Haunted Island' on Earth Is Now Up for Auction

TIME - 16 Apr 2014
Poveglia: A Venice Lagoon Island of Sadness and Horror VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 27: Beds and furniture remain in one of the dormitories in the psychiatric ward of the abandoned Hospital of Poveglia on August 27, 2011 in Venice, Italy. The island of ...

Historias extraordinarias: La isla de los muertos

5 de Septiembre - 16 Jul 2017
En la isla de Poveglia reposan los restos de gran parte de los fallecidos a consecuencia de dicha afección, quienes eran trasladados al lugar junto con los enfermos y hasta con los sospechosos, los cuales morían de inanición o de real contagio en aquel ...

Die Geisterinsel

Sü - 23 Jun 2017
Über keines der Lagunen-Eilande existieren aber so schaurig-schöne Horror-Stories wie über Poveglia. Schon die Spitznamen für die gegenüber dem Örtchen Malamocco auf dem Lido di Venezia gelegene Insel sprechen Bände: "Island of Madness" ...

The Haunted Island of Poveglia (Part one)

L'Italo Americano (subscription) (blog) - 27 Oct 2016
Of the many islands surrounding Venice, there is one located to the south, quite close to the shoreline of Lido. It is the island of Poveglia, referred to by some as “the island of terror.” Venetians prefer not to discuss the island nor answer ...

Poveglia Island: Like Hell, But in Italy

Huffington Post - 05 Dec 2013
Poveglia Island is a secluded little piece of land that even the macho-iest of Italians stay the fuck away from. The final restless place of thousands of diseased, murderous and insane people, Poveglia is the convergence of everything we know about evil.

Poveglia Plague Island

Atlas Obscura - 22 Jan 2013
In 1922, a mental hospital was opened on Poveglia. Local legend says that one doctor at the hospital tortured and killed many of his patients, butchering them horribly only to later die by falling from, or possibly being thrown off of, its bell tower ...

Learning to Navigate the Venetian Lagoon Like a Pro

New York Times - 10 May 2017
The most poetic ruin, Poveglia, was once a graveyard for plague victims and then a rambling hospital, which a group named Poveglia Per Tutti (Poveglia for Everyone) is trying to save. To get there, I had to go with members of a rowing club from ...

Island Fixer-Upper, Near the Madding Crowd

New York Times - 12 May 2014
Fearing that Poveglia could be developed into a luxury resort for rich visitors, a group of Venetians is proposing that the island should instead be a refuge from the onslaught of tourists, where anyone can go to enjoy the gardens, learn to sail or ...

An island off the coast of Italy has a dark, twisted past

AOL News - 12 Oct 2016
Poveglia island off the coast of Venice has a mysterious past. Many are terrified of the island because of the rumors and ghost stories that surround it. Poveglia was used as a quarantine colony during the Bubonic Plague. Over 160,000 people who ...

Poveglia: The 'hell on earth' in Italy

Weekly Observer - 20 Mar 2017
You want to “die” from your fear? Visit “haunted” island Poveglia Italy – if you get first approval, or else as an alternative pay 200 euros to the “experts” who know how to take you to the point without permission – and after walking onto charred ...

Call for entries to University Island competition 2016

Dezeen - 07 Mar 2016
Organised by Young Architects Competitions (YAC), the ideas competition is asking entrants to develop a proposal for transforming Poveglia Island, located between Venice and Lido, which has been abandoned for the past 50 years. Poveglia has no ...

5 Reasons to Suggest Ghost Adventures is Completely Fake

TVOvermind - 14 May 2017
Ever since the show Ghosthunters appeared on the Sci-Fi channel in October 2004, paranormal investigation shows became all the rage. By 2008 there were many paranormal shows to choose from but one particular offering on The Travel Channel, Ghost ...

Poveglia, l'isola veneziana dell'orrore [VIDEO]

Vvox - 01 May 2017
Andate a Poveglia un 'isola nella laguna di Venezia con un oscuro passato. La pagina Facebook “Is This Paranormal” ha pubblicato un interessante video che ne spiega la storia. Durante la peste nera i malati furono lasciati sull'isola a morire. Nel suo ...

Poveglia, caccia ai fantasmi: «Sentito il lamento di una bambina»

la Nuova di Venezia - 16 Jan 2017
POVEGLIA. «Nessuna presenza demoniaca, solo una bambina che si lamenta. Poveglia ci ha accolto molto bene e sfidiamo chiunque dica che è infestata di fantasmi a dimostrarlo». Parola degli otto cacciatori di ectoplasmi che ieri hanno trascorso 24 ore ...

Exploring Poveglia: the world's most haunted island

MyToba - 02 Jun 2016
Those were the only words the water-taxi driver said before dropping me off on the desolate shores of Poveglia, a little island off the coast of Venice that is rumoured to be the world's most haunted. As the gloomy tower of Poveglia first came into ...

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