Monumento a Fra’ Paolo Sarpi

A bronze statue by Emilio Marsili (1892), erected to the memory of Paolo Sarpi (1552 – 1623), philospher and thinker, who supported Venice in her dispute with Pope Paul V, who in 1606 published an interdict against the Serenissima Republic. The friar was gravely injured by thugs hired by the Pope on the nearby bridge of S. Fosca on the night of the 5th October 1607.

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