Vivaldi and his Ospedale della Pietà

Laatste update op 18 November 2017If you know a little bit about classical music, you must have heard the name Vivaldi. Antonio Vivaldi was a composer from Venice (1678-1741). He wrote over 770 pieces of music and he is famous worldwide for his piece ‘The four seaons’, in Italian: “le Read more…

Oselle, munten in Museum Correr
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Oselle: red-legged female ducks

Laatste update op 18 November 2017Oselle are tokens that were made for the doge to give away to nobility. They were coined for the first time by doge Antonio Grimani (1521-1523). Actually these oselle do not concern coins, but ducks! An interesting piece of the Venetian history. Buying off hunting Read more…

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