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Antonio Moro and the Somachio

Lazzaretto Nuovo — the plague island For three centuries it was the main quarantine station guarding the city of Venice from the bubonic plague. Merchandise as well as people were kept in quarantine, and the goods underwent a series of treatments to cleanse it. The people doing this risky work, referred to with the Venetian […]

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Poveglia – more than ghost stories

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.