Venice – Quarantine and Santa Maria Salute

Venice – Quarantine and Santa Maria Salute

Venice was a port city – visiting ships arrived from the east every day. Sometimes the ships were carrying not just cargoes but also the plague. Venetians created quarantine islands in the 15th century. Then in 1631 they began to build the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute – in gratitude for surviving the plague of 1630.

Il Pavone – the paper maker in Venice

Il Pavone – the paper maker in Venice

Paolo Pelosin – paper maker in Venice – Paolo Pelosin runs Il Pavone – high quality hand made paper products in historic Venice. Next time you are passing pop in and make a purchase.

Maps – I just love maps

Maps – I just love maps

Maps are a rich source of information including history, geography and landscape. To study a map carefully is to learn about a region or an area before setting foot in it.