Name: Ludovico Ughi (mapmaker; 1700s)

  • When you could hang for wearing a fake beard

    When you could hang for wearing a fake beard

    A spate of killings in the 1100s in Venice by assassins wearing false full beards, led a ban under capital punishment for wearing fake full beards.

    Posted in: .
  • From SS Apostoli to Rialto

    From SS Apostoli to Rialto

    Strada Nove #7: The part of the Strada Nova between Campo SS Apostoli and Rialto has seen comparably fewer changes, just a bit here and there

    Posted in: .
  • Santa Sofia

    Santa Sofia

    Strada Nove #6: The Strada Nova at Santa Sofia ploughs through the old city of Venice, without any regard for the city or its people.

    Posted in: .
  • Santa Fosca and San Felice

    Santa Fosca and San Felice

    Strada Nove #5: The parts of the Strada Nove around Santa Fosca and San Felice only exist thanks to numerous demolitions of common people’s houses

    Posted in: .
  • Due Ponti and l’Anconeta

    Due Ponti and l’Anconeta

    Strada Nove #4: Due Ponti and l’Anconeta were well known localities in Venice in the 1700s and earlier, but now both places are long gone.

    Posted in: , .
  • Rio di San Leonardo

    Rio di San Leonardo

    Strada Nove #3: The Rio di San Leonardo was interred in 1818, ostensibly for economic reasons, even though the locals complained.

    Posted in: .
  • Old maps of Venice

    Old maps of Venice

    Old maps are an important source for our understanding of how Venice looked and functioned in the past

    Posted in: .
  • Rio del Isola

    Rio del Isola

    Strada Nove #2: Rio del Isola was a canal in Venice which was filled in and joined up with the Lista di Spagna to form the start of the current Strada Nova

    Posted in: .