A Chronology of the Black Plague in Venice
The black plague ravaged Venice for centuries, from the mid 1300s to the late 1700s. This is a chronology of some of the most important events.
Venice without the crowds
Venice is normally a crowded place, and that is how most people know it. What most people don’t realise, however, is that important elements of Venice and its history are actually outside the city, in the surrounding lagoon.
The Black Plague
Europe witnessed repeated outbreaks of the black plague – or the bubonic plague – from the 14th until the 17th century.
Antonio Moro and the Somachio
Lazzaretto Nuovo — the plague island For three centuries it was the main quarantine station guarding the city of Venice from the bubonic plague. Merchandise as well as people were kept in quarantine, and the goods underwent a series of treatments to cleanse it. The people doing this risky work, referred to with the Venetian […]
Lazzaretto Nuovo – the Plague island
Lazzaretto Nuovo is one of the plague island of Venice. It served mostly as a quarantine station. Thousands of plague victims are buried on the island.