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Prisoners

The torment of prisoners

The torment of prisoners Pleas of prisoners After the sentence was passed, prisoners could make pleas to the magistrates to improve the hardships of prison life. The approval of such pleas was subject to the payment of pezaria, an amount…

Lords

Lords of the prisons

Lords of the new prisons of Venice The guards The guards were called the Lords of the Prisoners because of their brutality and corruption towards the treatment of the prisoners. The guards allowed improvements to be made to the treatment…

The New Prisons

The new prisons

The new prisons The Building As you can see, the huge prisons, made of large marble and Istrian stone blocks, are intimidating and frightening. Take a look at the double grilles and the bars incorporated into the masonry. Still to…

How to make a Venetian Carnival Mask

The Venetian mask has a long history stretching back almost 1,000 years. Nobody knows for sure, when or why the tradition of wearing masks began, but there is a lot of speculation. The history and origins of “the mask” is…

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Venice Carnival 2020 Top Balls Features

There are some characteristics that all Venice Carnival Balls share: 1 - Noblesse Oblige: costumes! It probably goes without saying but you need to wear a costume to attend a ball! Many people are true lovers, that already own their…

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5 fun things to do in Venice during Carnival

It is almost time for the Venetian Carnival which starts on the 9 February and runs until the 25 February 2020. As usual there will be lots of fun things to do in Venice during the carnival period, and no matter…

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The 6 top free events of Venice Carnival 2020

Historical Costume Parade For Marie's Re-Enactment Saturday, February 15th hr 14:30 (from Via Garibaldi) to St. Mark's Square hr16:00 You will enjoy the true customs of Venetian tradition in the unique atmosphere of St. Mark's Square, reviving the splendor and…

What things to do in Venice during Carnival 2020

One of the greatest festivals on earth, and certainly the most stylish one begins on  9th February and runs until  25th February - it is, of course, Venice Carnival 2020.  As usual, there are plenty of things to do, like dressing…

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The best places to visit in Venice during Carnival 2020

Venice Carnival is one of the most famous carnivals on the planet, and its signature costume, the Venetian mask is definitely one of the most recognisable pieces of outfit anywhere. Everyone has seen one, whether in real life, or more…

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Carnival Balls

The offer of parties, events and entertainments during Venice Carnival is very rich. The different proposals are so peculiar that anyone can find his ideal party, ranging from romance to excesses, from history to pure entertainment, from vice to gourmet…

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