Hidden treasures

What happened on March 29 in Venice

Almanac of Venice
almanacco-venezia-rubrica

What happened on March 29 in Venice

According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, today is St. Eustasio Abbot’s Day.

In 2021 it’s Easter Monday.

 

- March 29, 1516: under the Doge Leonardo Loredan the Veneto Senate decrees: 'The Jews must all live together in the court of houses, which are in the ghetto near San Girolamo', that being an islet of Cannaregio which is accessed by two bridges, open in the morning and closed in the evening, controlled by four Christians paid by the Jews themselves; only doctors, considered the best in this profession, were allowed to exit. This way the Ghetto Nuovo (referring to the new foundry) was born, which soon proved too small because of the growing number of inhabitants. In 1541 it was decided to expand the area with the Ghetto Vecchio, which will be followed in 1663 by the Ghetto Nuovissimo; everything remained like this until 1797, when Napoleon abolished the ghetto. It seems that the name derives from the verb getàr, that is 'to melt', from the public foundries that manufacture the bombards. The term geto was pronounced by the Ashkenazi Jews of Germanic origin with the hard G that is Ghetto, the word is now used all over the world. Over the centuries, the Ghetto of Venice has been a lively center where art and culture flourish, attracting exiled Jews from all over Europe.

 

- March 29, 1958: the first stone is laid, of what, later inaugurated on July 31, 1961, will be the Marco Polo airport in Venice, currently one of the main Italian airports. In its place there were, since the First World War, two airfields for the air defense of Venice, Bazzera and the Ca' Tessera.

 

 

 

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

 

Venice, 29th March 2021

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

Latest posts

Venice: What happened on May 16 in Venice

almanacco-venezia-rubrica
Almanac of Venice

According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, the Saint of the Day is St. Boldo (St. Ubald Bishop) a church was dedicated to the Sain...

View

Venice: What happened on May 1 in Venice

almanacco-venezia-rubrica
Almanac of Venice

According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, today’s Saints are Sts. Philip and James, Apostles and Saint Scholastica, of whom ther...

View

Venice: What happened on April 25 in Venice

almanacco-venezia-rubrica
Almanac of Venice

According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, the Saint of the Day is St. Mark, Evangelist, Patron Saint of Venice It is the First Fea...

View

Venice: What happened on April 20 in Venice

almanacco-venezia-rubrica
Almanac of Venice

According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, the Saint of the Day is St. Victor.   - April 20, 1797: capture of the French friga...

View

Top posts

Venice: 10 songs that will make you think of Venice

canzoni-ve
Did you know that...

Sometimes we hear the first few lines of a song and our minds are suddenly transported back to a place, a memory or a dream. We put tog...

View

Padua: Vò Euganeo: a place to be discovered

vò
Unknown places & works

In the last few months there has been much talking around the small town of Vò, in the province of Padua. It was at the center of ever...

View

Venice: 10 must-see movies filmed in Venice

10_film_venezia
Film Locations

Venice is unique amongst world cities and every year it turns into a dream-like experience for scores of tourists thanks to its timeles...

View

Chioggia: The Valley of the Seven Dead Men

casone-millecampi-detto-casone-dei-sette-morti
Mysteries & Legends

Halloween is just around the corner: have you already got into the fascinating terrifying aura of the scariest party of the year? No ye...

View