A church was built in the VII C (see ph.2) to host the Benedictine nuns. In 1325
Saint Christina's corpse was transported there from Constantinople, that is how the isle
got its name. The nuns lived there until 1452.
The pic on the right shows Santa Cristina seen from Motta dei Cunicci (VE-56).
The isle of Santa Cristina has a surface of 27 hectares and lies on the Northern
lagoon, between the San Felice canal and the isle of La Cura. Inland there are a series
of rather wide canals which make it look quite peculiar, as you can see in the last
The island was derelict until a few years ago a private citizen rescued it and built
stone banks meant to prevent the tide from flooding the crops. He also built a house which
can be seen both from across the canal and the isle of Salina (VE-13) nearby.