Evidence of the 1310 Conspiracy

 Evidence of the 1310 Conspiracy

Evidence of the 1310 Conspiracy Evidence of the 1310 Conspiracy. Various aristocratic families banded together to overthrow the Doge, that rapidly ended in failure. You can still see today, at various sites in Venice; evidence of the failed coup and those conspirator...
Venetian Perfumery – Past and Present

Venetian Perfumery – Past and Present

Venetian Perfumery – Past and Present Venetian Perfumery – Past and Present. In the 15th century, Venice became the centre of the European perfumery industry. Thanks to its role as a major trading centre for precious spices, fragrant oils and resins from...
The Ercole d’Oro Pharmacy

The Ercole d’Oro Pharmacy

The Ercole d’Oro Pharmacy The Ercole d’Oro Pharmacy is a spectacular example of the few remaining Venetian “spezieria” of the 17-18th century.  The “All’Ercole d’Oro” (At the Golden Hercules), is located close to the church of Santa Fosca, in Cannaregio....
Casinos and Ridotti

Casinos and Ridotti

Casinos and Ridotti Casinos and Ridotti, were private places where select company used to meet, talk, gamble and enjoy themselves; especially at night. The origins of “casinos” and “ridotti” in Venice, go back to the 13th century; possibly as a response to the...

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