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The Venetian “nizioleti” tell the story of women in Venice

The female figures remembered through the toponymy painted on the walls of the city

Ponte de la Dona Onesta, Convento de le Terese, Calle delle Bòccole, Fondamenta delle Cappuccine, Rio Terà de le Carampane, Calle de le Pazienze, Fondamenta delle Penitenti: a Venice, more than in other cities, women have had visibility, they have express yourself, work and live the city like protagonist.

In the history of Venice, many Venetian and foreign women have distinguished themselves for their independence: by stipulating maritime contracts, associating themselves for doing business, writing their wills on their own and managing their assets.

There are many documents preserved in the ancient Serenissima’s archives that give voice to female.Like Fantina, daughter of Marco Polo, who began a judicial proceeding against her husband in 1366, accused of having taken possession of her property.You can learn about the many stories of women on the stones and walls of the city. In the history of Venice and today we find intertwined the events of so many women, from the first inhabitants of the lagoon islands to the letters, from women entrepreneurs to dogaresses, from glass artisans to courtesans, to women of today.

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