The history of the island through centuries of anthropisation - first a monastery, then farmland and industrial area - emerges from the vegetation which has evolved to create unique natural environments.
The island hosts a natural heritage of great value, albeit compromised by over 50 years of abandonment: woods with Chinese privets and exotic trees, silver poplars and ash trees reproducing the prehistoric Venice lagoon environment, a huge mulberry and biotopes evoking Atlantic environments.
30th July 2010 saw the approval of the final regeneration project for the entire island presented by Vento di Venezia involving the creation of the urban park and reinforcing the role of the Certosa as the Gate to the Lagoon Park. The project involves the complete preservation of valuable spontaneous trees and shrubs, installation of native vegetation in the natural areas, removal of waste and invasive plants, and the creation of nature trails giving access to the entire area that will encourage visitors to use the public recreation areas and dissuade them from entering fragile areas of natural interest.
To learn more, visit the project web-site at www.parcodellacertosa.it