Venice and salt supplies
(16th-18th centuries)

The Venetian Republic had a monopoly on salt. All salt-related activities, from its extraction to its storage, were under the control the magistrate of Provveditori al sal. The salt, produced in the salterns of the Adriatic basin, were kept in special warehouses, constructed on the spot. The salt was sold and transported via boat to Venice and relocated to the warehouses at the punta della Salute, near the Dogana da Mar. From these Venetian warehouses, the salt was then transported to markets in Padua, Vicenza, Verona and Udine, as well as to foreign states, such as Milan and Mantua, by way of land or river.

Project by the research group
Visualizing Venice

on the occasion of the exhibition
Water and food in Venice. A history of the Lagoon and the City
edited by Donatella Calabi
Ducal Palace
September 26, 2015 – February 14, 2016


Historical research
Alessandra Ferrighi (Università Iuav di Venezia)

Video editing
Martina Ballarin (Università Iuav di Venezia)