Traveling along Strada Nova towards Rialto - in the San Marcuola district and immediately after the bridge named after an icon depicting the Blessed Virgin - you come across this small field on the left, distinguishable by its inscription "Volto Salto" visible directly from Rio Terà della Maddalena , on the jamb of a sub-portico.

This small courtyard, with access also from the Rio dei Servi, owes its name to the cult of the Holy Face of Jesus Christ, the name with which still today in Lucca it indicates a crucifix considered miraculous and which they worshiped in a cedar carved image of Lebanon , in addition to its reproduction on the well well. In 1308, a Lucca colony of more than 150 people asked for refuge in Venice to save themselves from the political struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines and the persecutions carried out by the two sides. The Lucchesi, producers of quality silk fabrics, found the doors open in the lagoon city which allowed them to find homes, open production activities, build a school and a place of worship, living in the city without radical changes for at least 4 centuries.

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