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Eventually the doctor began to see the spirits himself and jumped (or was thrown?) from the bell tower to his death. Rumor has it he is now bricked up in that same tower. Some say you can still hear the bell ringing late at night.
In 1922, a psychiatric hospital was built on the island. It is rumoured that many of the patients claimed to see the tormented spirits of the plague victims soon after their arrival. The doctor there investigated this phenomena by conducting crude lobotomies and medical experiments. He supposedly began seeing the ghosts himself and jumped to his death from the hospital steeple. After this, the hospital was abandoned and remains so to this day.
In the southern part of the island, the main building, situated opposite the canal separating it from the "octagon", will become a "welcome centre" for the young people from all over the world able to board about 200 people. Right behind the above building will be the guest quarters ("Foresteria") for the participants in the scheduled events, from a conference or congress to a concert or movie screenings which will take place inside the multi-use hall.
I wonder how many groups have formally investigated the island
Many great canvases are denied Giorgione by modern negative criticism simply because they do not quite attain the high standard of excellence arbitrarily set for this master by connoisseurs. Tradition says his death was due to grief because his lady-love proved false; probably the plague — then raging in Venice — carried him off. He was buried on the Island of Poveglia. Other works attributed to Giorgione are: "The Concert", Pitti Gallery, Florence; "Venus", Dresden Gallery; "Fte Champtre", Louvre; "Madonna and Child", Prado.
Originally posted by speight89
Heres an easy way to get access to that island:
You and your friends set up a ghost hunting team, just like Most Haunted
Then ask the government if you can enter to let everyone know what happened there, and carry out your own investigation, find out if its fact or fiction!
Poveglia is one of the small islands in Venice that is not open to any public to go see, The history of this island is both intreging and frightfull,