It is very likely that visitors when in Venice will sooner or later enjoy a ride on a water taxi and admire from the water the city. In a second moment clients will realize the beauty of the shining varnishes and luxurious interiors of their wooden boat, the result of skilled hands of Venetian artisans such as Paolo Munari. He has dedicated his life to ‘dress the sea’ designing all sorts of nautical upholstery.
The island of San Giacomo in Paludo was abandoned centuries ago after having been a stop over for pilgrims. During a recent archaeological campaign traces of its past and of its visitors resurfaced. Read about one little treasure, a pilgrim’s ampullae, learn about its function and use.