The lagoon of Venice is surrounded by numerous islands, many of which were originally entrusted to the Benedictine order.
A couple of the islands, San Giacomo in Palude and Madonna del Monte, on the route between Murano and Burano no longer show traces of their ancient splendor. In more recent times they were used as gunpowder deposits due to a Napoleonic decree passed in the beginning of the 19th century.
Although both islands are in a state of disrepair, the conditions of Madonna del Monte are worse.
The brick walls of the gunpowder deposit on Madonna del Monte island
The island was once called San Nicolò della Cavana, better well-known today as Madonna del Monte, it is easily recognizable by the brick structure of the gunpowder deposit that is still standing. (see picture above and below)
Madonna del Monte today