A centenarian history, the progress and the innovation
The Crosera Shipyard was born at the beginning of the last century along the banks of the Piave river, which at the time was a navigable site of great commercial profits.
Originated by the strong willingness and determination of the actual owners' great-grandfather, the shipyard became soon a point of reference for all the professionals of the field.
It is now located within a unique environment, just out of Venice and very close to the breathtaking islands of the Lagoon.
Being positioned just behind Jesolo, it can be used by the shipowners as a comfortable and reliable assistance and maintenance service point, both for boating and for ships of commercial use.
Over the years the Crosera Shipyard has been awarded with numerous prizes and acknowledgements, such as:
- the prize “Work, Economical Progress and Innovation Award”, being given as a Special Edition for the bicentenary 1806/2006.
Brief History of Portegrandi
The history of Portegrandi is strictly connected to its particular geographical position. The place in fact functions as boundary and hydraulic hinge between the Lagoon and the mainland: it is a crossroad between fresh water and salt water and a station of the fluvial and lagoonal routes which have been crossed since the antiquity by many types of vessels and commerces.
The history of Portegrandi is thus connected with the tradition of navigation, with the transformations and exchanges which took place between the rivers, the drylands, the Lagoon and the sea. Particularly significant was the majestic hydraulic work through which the Republic of Venice profoundly restructured and modified the natural assets and the hydrological network of the area.
At the beginning of the 16th century, by the last bight of the river Sile, right at the access of the Silone channel, there were just a tavern and a few houses. In is in this historical period that the Serenissima introduces innovative governmental and geographical measures to generate a geo-economical equilibrium between freshwaters and saltwaters.
This happens in view of two main objectives: to the protect the Lagoon from the negative effects of the murky fluvial waters and thus preserve the historical function of Venice, that of being the harbour of the Lagoon while keeping and controlling the ancient and vital commercial routes connecting the Lagoon with the river, as for example the Sile's area was.
The last 5 hundreds years of this history are very meaningful as the toponomastic of the area proves.