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Luigi Gigio Zanon

This Almanac about Venice History comes from years of research in the Frari Archives, in the Marciana Library and in Correr Museum.
Between old shelves, turning the pages of ancient Buste, Raspe, Commentarii, I could taste the emotion of touching manuscripts, with signatures and seals of Procuratori, Dogi, Condottieres...
I transcribed the many interesting things I have discovered part on books, others on slide-shows, others more are just laying as simple notes on my personal archives.

Luigi "Gigio" Zanon

During the war of Chioggia Vettor Pisani and Carlo Zen shooting in Loreo Polesine.

1380-02-21

The Venetian Signoria, in gratitude, gives Gianfrancesco Gonzaga, lord of Mantua "House of the Two Towers", the Grand Canal to San Pantalon.

1430-02-21

Bridge collapses in Santa Fosca Noal in Cannaregio. Two brothers who fall into the water passing at that moment, luckily without being harmed.

1517-02-21

It is prohibited for prostitutes to bring gold, silver and silk, chains, pearls, rings with stones or without.

1543-02-21

Given the continual flooding that occurred during the year, after an initial allocation to meet the extraordinary repairs more urgent the Senate establishes a tax of two percent on rentals of all homes in the city.

1691-02-21

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