Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Saint Venerius ((Italian) San Venerio) (ca. 560â€”630) was a monk and hermit. He is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church and is the patron saint of the Gulf of La Spezia and, as of 1961, the patron saint of lighthouse keepers. He was a hermit in a monastery situated on the island of Tino in the Ligurian Sea. Later he served as abbot until his death in 630. It is thought that a sanctuary was constructed at the place of Venerius'' death to contain his relics 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.