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Encyclopedia > Tino (island)

The Italian island of Tino is situated in the Ligurian Sea, at the westernmost end of the Gulf of La Spezia. It is part of an archipelago of three closely spaced islands jutting out south from the mainland at Portovenere. The largest of the three, Palmaria, lies to the north and the tiny Tinetto to the south. The Ligurian Sea. ... Map of Italy showing La Spezia in the northwest La Spezia is a city in the Liguria region of northern Italy, at the head of La Spezia Gulf. ... An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ... Portovenere is a village in Liguria, Italy located 12km from La Spezia. ...

In 1979 the archipelago, together with Portovenere and the Cinque Terre, was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monterosso Vernazza Corniglia Manarola Riomaggiore The Cinque Terre are five coastal villages in the province of La Spezia in Italy. ... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...


The patron saint of the Gulf of La Spezia, Saint Venerius (Italian San Venero), is said to have lived in on the island as a hermit, and later as abbot, until his death in 630.[1] His feast is celebrated here annually on 13 September. It is thought that a sanctuary was constructed at the place of Venerio’s death to contain his remains and that this was extended to form a monastery in eleventh century. The remains of the monastery can be seen on the northern coast of the island. In several forms of the church of Christianity, but especially in Roman Catholicism, a patron saint has special affinity for a trade or group. ... Abbots coat of arms The word abbot, meaning father, has been used as a Christian clerical title in various, mainly monastic, meanings. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... Monastery of St. ...

Today the island, which is part of a military zone, is surmounted by a lighthouse. The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ...


  •  No reliable account exists of Venerius’ life. Some place it in the ninth century.


  • Much of this article is based its equivalent in the Italian Wikipedia, Tino, as retrieved on 29 April 2006.
  • Further information on Saint Venerius from The Book of Saints, London: A & C Black, 1989.



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