House of Sighs

Courtesan

The elegant home of Veronica Barbaro stands as the center for Venetian cortigianas onestas, the intellectual courtesans. The colored marble facade hides secrets that only the upper echelons may hope to learn, but it is said that lovers’ contented sighs may be heard on moonlit nights. Others say its name simply comes from it’s location near the famous bridge. Well educated women who are between protectors or well-off enough to need no permanent arrangement call this place home and lavish banquets are often held to the titillation of the Venetian elite.

House of Sighs

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