Island is a small island situated just 3 miles South of Venice in the
Venetian Lagoon in Italy. Poveglia Island consists of two parts
divided by a canal that has a single bridge over it. This
abandoned plot of land is off limits to the tourists due to
the condition of the buildings that are falling apart, but it does
not mean people don't find ways to get to the island. Its main
attraction is the remains of the mental institution that were
opened in 1922 and closed in 1968. Many reports of paranormal
activity have surfaced that keep the fame of Poveglia Island as
one of the most haunted places in Italy alive
and persistent. Several reality shows were filmed at this
location including Ghost Adventures, Scariest Places on Earth
and many more. Hospital that contains about 11 buildings on its
grounds is considered to be one of the most haunted places.
Why is Poveglia Island off limits?
Currently there is reconstruction project going on
the grounds of Poveglia Island by the Italian government. Dilapidated
buildings are secured and reconstructed to restore to its
previous significance. Additionally attempts are being
undertaken to secure beaches of the island from further erosion
into the sea. Hopefully it will be open soon for legal
visits by tourists.