[VIDEO] The Quarantine Island of Poveglia

While filming footage for this video, we didn’t know about the upcoming troubling times of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was pure coincidence that we were planning on covering one of the most devastating pandemics in the history of humankind – the Black death or the Black Plague.

Venice was a city organized around maritime commerce. It took an extremely hard hit because of all the ships, people and cargo coming and going from all over the world to it’s ports.
After the first wave of the plague, three separate quarantine buildings were set up as a precautionary measure, so that the ill or the potentially ill could be moved further away from the city center. Poveglia was the first Island you would pass while trying to dock in Venice. That is why it was also used as a quarantine for boat passengers until 1814, when it was closed down. Supposedly more than 100,000 plague victims and mental patients were buried on this small island. For that reason, Poveglia is regarded as one of the most haunted locations on Earth. If you like our videos, please help our channel grow by subscribing, liking and sharing our video!

Camera 1: Mihovil Pirnat
Camera 2: Vjekoslav Palinić
Camera 3: Matija Pucak
Drone shots/logistics: Vjekoslav Palinić
Narration: Mihovil Pirnat
Editing: Mirko Czukor
Translation: Ela Diviš
Special thanks to Živko Pletikapić for additional help for filming architecture in Venice and Aquileia.

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