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History of the area

THE STORY OF CASONI

The “Cason” is a traditional reed thatched cottage of the Venetian lagoon. Originally used by the fisherman who worked these waters as somewhere to relax and as storage for nets and equipment.

The “Cason” stood in the sandbanks near channels and lagoons, was built entirely with acacia wood and wild reeds. In the center stood a rough fireplace. The entry is always on at sunset to protect it from Bora blows from NE.

A few decades ago they were visited by the writer E. Hemingway, a guest of Baron Franchetti. They are part of the landscape that he describes in his novel “Across the River Into the Trees ", 1948

 

 "... A beautiful autumn day, very brief rains that leave the sky more clear and alive with rainbow the neck and head of mallards and pintails that rise abruptly from reeds to spaces that are eternal. Silences are very sweet ... "

 

THE STORY OF SAN MICHELE AL TAGLIAMENTO

The Roman writer Livio describes the area of the settlement of San Michele al Tagliamento, as rich in ponds and fields. Wetlands, isolated, subject to flood. The late nineteenth century and the second half of the twentieth century the great work to control water drainage of marshlands has radically changed the face land: many roads, the archaeological and architectural and hydraulic structures.

 

In 50s developed the seaside resort of Bibione. Excavations have revealed considerable traces of human settlement of the area since Roman times. As the etymology of the name some people would like to derive from "Bibbio", from Latin pipio, the crane that sleeping on one leg. Others derive from Bibio-onis, a fly of the marshes.

The wealthy Roman merchants came to "idle" and enjoy the beauty of the sea between the dunes of the coastal strip of the X Regio (Bibione) and in the 90s a group of archaeologists back to light a few remains of a Roman "Holiday" Villa known as "Motteron of the Friars," dating back to the Emperor Honorius (384 - 423 AD).

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