Venice is a city of people, and over almost 1500 years many have left their marks, some easy to spot and still remembered, others harder to find and sometimes forgotten.
Rosalba Carriera, the most popular and famous Venetian artist of the early 1700s, painted lots of miniatures.
Curiosità Veneziane by Giuseppe Tassini is the go-to book for information on Venetian placenames and a treasure trove of curious historical titbits.
In central Venice, in a little used passageway, an inscription commemorates a Luigi Scolari, killed by the Austrians on June 14th, 1859.
There aren’t a lot of statues in Venice to commemorate great men of the past, but there is one for Bartolomeo Colleoni, who wasn’t even Venetian.
Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757) was a Venetian female Rococo painter, famous for her pastel portraits which are in museums all over Europe.
Marin Falier was a doge of Venice, but he was beheaded on April 17th, 1355, for having orchestrated a coup against the state he led