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What happened on April 10 in Venice

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What happened on April 10 in Venice

According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, today is St. Saturninus’ Day

 

- April 10, 1508: angry at the defeat in the battle of Rusecco, a troop of three thousand supporters of the emperor carries out a retaliation in Cadore: they soon set on fire and ravage the towns of Casamazzagno, Candide and Padola; suddenly, from a nearby valley, comes the long and deep sound of a horn: it is a shepherd who calls his flock together, but the Hapsburg troops immediately abandon the ignoble action by retreating across the border, believing it is the Venetian army coming to defend the Cadore populations. From that day the valley is called Valle del Corno.

 

- April 10, 1771: the canon count Girolamo Silvestri reports to the Accademia dei Concordi of Rovigo on the remedies aimed at resolving the crisis of animal husbandry in Polesine: 'for cattle, of which the quality is excellent, there is now a shortage especially of herds destined for reproduction. So we are forced to buy them from foreigners'. Great is the shortage of horses: 'it is true that the Province of Polesine is not prepared to keep any number of animals, because this country, almost in all its parts, is subject to the routes of the rivers that cross it...' therefore he suggests increasing poultry farming, easier to transport in case of floods.

 

- April 10, 1811: the body of Santa Marina is transported from the church of the same name to that of S. Maria Formosa. Brought to Venice from Constantinople, the relics of the virgin of Bithynia are placed in the church of S. Liberale, which then changes its name to S. Marina, where the keys of Padua are kept, reconquered by the Republic from the invasion of the League of Cambrai right on the day consecrated to the Saint. This is seen as a sign of her intercession: so, every July 17, until 1797, the Doge goes in a solemn procession with the clergy, the people and the patriciate, to thank the patron Saint, but the church of S. Marina will be suppressed by a Napoleonic decree and transformed into a tavern.

 

 

Taken from 'Almanacco di Venezia -1600 anni ab Urbe còndita' by Andrea Gersich and Edoardo Rubini

Venice, 10th April 2021

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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