“... When you reach Valle Saketta by sea or land, you get the impression that you got on one of the Canaletto paintings: the soft, amber-coloured light of the setting sun flatters the still waters of the lagoon and your eyes wandering from Burano to San Erasmo is fixed upon somewhere far away; and Venice appears in a new, unusual light without its usual noise and grandiosity ... “
The group of buildings called Valle Saketta and Sakettina is one of thirty two fish farms, located on 112 hectares between water and land.
This farm, one of the few remaining in the region, was engaged in fish farming at the time of the Phoenicians; then they were replaced by the Etruscans and the Romans. They are the ones that introduced the concept of “Clausura Vallium” (which means a dam, fence) for lagoons suitable for fish farming.
Here rather than elsewhere you understand how far Venice is connected with water: after all, the sea has become the road along which treasures, money, victories and glory flowed into the city ... there would be no Venetian Republic without the sea.
The buildings comprising Valle Sacketta have been completely rebuilt to meet the requirements of eco-construction. We carefully selected traditional materials for work: from reed for thermal insulation to Venetian pargetting for exterior decoration. We tried to emphasize the specific features of the existing buildings, because they are the basis of the centuries-old heritage of construction skills, thought out to the smallest detail and combining innovation and tradition, design and functionality. We use only local materials for our works so that the restorations are to blend in with the surrounding context. As a result, harmony is born and architectural forms can take backseat, giving way to gorgeous views of the lagoon, which take your breath away.