SAN SECONDO IN ISOLA: THE HISTORY OF A MONASTERY TOLD IN FOOD AND ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday 28 February 2017 HISTORY OF VENICE 5.00 pm – free admission

A Benedictine monastery as early as the 11th century, it went on to house a Dominican order until it was dissolved in July of 1806. Under Napoleonic and Austrian dominion, it was pressed into service as a military outpost, and altered to take on an octagonal shape. Prior Domenico Codagli recorded in print the abundance of fruit and vegetables (1609), while we owe a daily record of the dishes served to the lay brother Fra Giacomo (1642-1645).

Organised by Michela Dal Borgo (Venice State Archive).

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