The island of Poveglia is now famous for ghost stories made up by American television. However, there’s a lot more to say about the island than fictitious stories of ghosts and crazy doctors.
A bridge at San Canciano is called the “bridge of the hung and quartered”. Nearby hangs some hooks on the wall, but nobody knows what they were for.
Fondamenta de la Tana and Rio de la Tana seem inconspicuous but the name reveals ancient trading connections to the Black Sea.