The Legend of the Fisherman was part of the national narrative of the Venetian Republic, but it is now largely forgotten.
“Paglia (Ponte della)” from Curiosità Veneziane by Giuseppe Tassini
Rosalba Carriera, the most popular and famous Venetian artist of the early 1700s, painted lots of miniatures.
“Carampane” from Curiosità Veneziane by Giuseppe Tassini
Ignorance of the law is no excuse — so the Serenissima sometimes published laws on inscriptions around the city.
The ancient Venetians used the word scola or scuola to mean a guild, a confraternity or a charity. The scuole were generally not educational institutions.
List of all churches Venice — consecrated, deconsecrated and demolished.
An Austrian admiral giving orders in Venetian, in a naval battle against Italy, which eventually led to Venice becoming Italian
Once a year — on February 2nd — the Doge of Venice received a gift of two oranges and two straw hats from the guild of the box-makers.
The “Festa delle Marie” celebrating the liberation of brides abducted by pirates, was an important event in medieval Venice.