Caterina Cornaro is one of the most famous Venetian ladies. She was married in the 15th Century to the King of Cyprus when she just a beautiful 16 years’ old girl, ruled then as a widower for a few years before she was forced to give the strategic island to the Venetian Republic.
All churches in Venice reveal interesting details about the people who lived there and contributed to art, history and culture. The Church of San Marcuola in Cannaregio brings us back to the 18th Century and the life of a beautiful, intelligent enlightened poetess Caterina Dolfin. She fought against her arranged marriage, obtaining its annulment and also published sonnets. She led a prestigious literary salon, married and supported the powerful politician Procurator Tron and had to face the Venetian Inquisition.