Courtesans and whores of Venice

Veronica Franco courtesan of Venice In 1360 in the vicinity of the Church of Saint Matteo (now disappeared) a very popular place was opened at the time the “Castelletto di Rialto”, a high place of pleasure where the Venetian magistracy decided to concentrate the many urban prostitutes. The public brothel was called “Castelletto” perhaps [...]

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Travelling in Venice through Canaletto's paintings

15 CANALETTO paintings in a 3D scenography, the sounds and sound effects give the sensation of traveling in time to the 15th century. Giovanni Antonio Canal (Venice, October 7, 1697 - Venice, April 19, 1768), better known as Canaletto, was a Venetian painter famous for his panoramas (vedute) of Venice. He is considered, along with Bernardo [...]

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