4 November 1966-The Great Fear


All the people who live in Pellestrina remember well the dramatic moments of the 4th November 1966 when the Sea and the Lagoon, because of ferocious winds, met and submerged all the gardens, the streets and the houses.

In order to better tell this story, that we all call “The Great Fear”, we chose a dark tunnel with photographs and a video that shows you not only the gravity of the situation, but also the solidarity, the supplies to the populations, the help of the authorities… and so on

The video, realized by the Municipality for the 30th anniversary of the catastrophe, is particularly fascinating and evocative. The documentary was filmed using evidence and original documents of the people who witnessed this tragedy with their own eyes.