Lova

The area is divided into two parts: the western area is populated, while in the east there are mainly lagoon wetlands.
The territory has certainly been inhabited since ancient times, as a Neolithic boat discovered in Lova testifies. Later on, during the Roman age, the Venetians built villages populated by farmers and fishermen.
Via Popilia passed through this area and a Roman colony settled here. Lova rose on the Decumano and a parish church was built there. Indeed, the area of Lova is of particular interest: of many archeological items of the Roman period, in particular funeral urns and inscriptions have been collected. Even though many 
items have been lost, the presence of coins dating back to the Imperial age witnesses the importance of the area
The River Carnio-Brentella flows into the lagoon near Lova. It is the only element of the ancient hydrography still preserved. Here in the fields, traces of vast Roman settlements still emerge.
The Church of S. Giustina dates back to 1236, as the tombstone at the entrance confirms.
The 17th century painting behind the altar "The Martyrdom of S. Giustina" is very interesting. The paintings of "The Virgin with Child and Saints", dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries are of great value.





Wild boar found in Lova,
now on show at the National Archeological Museum in Venice

From Chioggia, S.S. Romea towards Venezia, follow the sign for Lova ( 24 km ca.)
From Venezia, S.S. Romea towards Chioggia, follow the sign for Lova (22 km ca.)
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