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5 off-the-beaten-path destinations to visit in Venice, Italy

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Isola di San Servolo Insane Asylum

Isola di San Servolo was known as the “Island of the Mad,” and was home to an insane asylum from 1725 to 1978. Some 200,000 insane men and women were housed here and few ever got the chance to leave. When it was closed it was made into a museum where the equipment used can be seen as well as photos of patients from 1874 onwards.

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