Since time immemorial men have tried to measure time in order to organize social life, but in the Middle Ages mechanical clocks became the protagonists in cities, and the one in St Mark’s Square of Venice, is certainly one of the most fascinating clocks of the 15th century.
Shoemaking industry: an ancient tradition still alive in Venice. Stories of artisans, saints and maecenas
The history of the guild of shoemakers proves that in past centuries the presence of guilds in Venice was important for lower classes who thus became part of the commercial system of the city. Read about how the seat of these Venetian ‘calegheri’, shoemakers and how this ancient tradition continues still nowadays thanks to Mr Luigino Rossi in the museum of the Villa Foscarini and in several other activities.