A Venetian Winter Tale from 1341

La Venessiana

There are some ancient legends that bear a strange resemblance to the situation of the lagoon today … here you can read about the Venetian legend of the “Three Saints” that succeeded in saving Venice from terrible floods caused by a winter storm back in the year 1341 …
A legend involving Ponte della Paglia, connecting the Riva degli Schiavoni area between the Doge’s Palace and the Palazzo delle Prigioni (Prison building of the Republic of Venice).
The famous Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) can be seen from the Ponte della Paglia bridge
There are many legends giving us hints of the past: just a few of them have made it to the front pages or into travel guides. The terrible winter storm described in this legend was also painted  by Jacopo Palma  il Vecchio (1480 – 1528 approx.), the painting is displayed at the Galleria dell’Accademia in…

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