Giudecca’s four gardens

Giudecca’s four gardens

… and four different stories brought back to life by Francesca Bortolotto Possati Four gardens have been re-arranged and partially restored behind the XVI century Zitelle complex on the island of Giudecca, where there were vineyards and orchards until the beginning of the twentieth century, laid out in obedience to

Architecture and History

Architecture and History

In around 1558-1560 the first Provinciale of Lombardy, Jesuit priest Benedetto Palmio, held a series of sermons in Venice with which he urged his listeners to devote themselves to “founding a home for Cittelle (Unmarried Women) to free them from the danger of eternal damnation, the certain fate of virgins