Monday, August 22, 2016
Are you looking for the love or your life or want to make sure your love will be eternal?
Then while in Venice you have to touch the Stone Heart. Couples come here to touch the stone in hopes of blessings for eternal love whereas singles come here to find the love of their life.
The magic of the stone heart comes from one of the legends of Venice.
It is said that once a Venetian fisherman, called Orio, caught in his net a mermaid, called Melusina. They fell in love and they met up: every night when he was going out fishing she would fill his nets with the best fish. They finally got married and had three children. But Melusina was cursed and once a week she turned into a sea serpent. She kept this hidden from his beloved Orio. After Melusina died she was returning secretly everyday to cook and clean for Orio, as she was so in love with him. But one day he came home to find a sea serpent in his kitchen and killed it, not realising it was Melusina back from the dead.
Despite this tragic end their love was eternal and the stone heart commemorates where their happy home was located.
The legend goes that if you are in a relationship you have to touch the heart together and your love will be eternal. If you are single touch the heart alone and you will find love within one year. Or so the legend goes.
How to find it ? The street name is Sotoportego dei Preti. It is more a small passageway between two houses and the heart is just above the low arched entryway. To get there find Campo de la Bragora off the Riva degli Schiavoni (the promenade which runs from San Marco along the lagoon). From Campo de la Bragora head up to Calle del Dose, to Via Salizada del Pignater. From here you’ll find Sotoportego dei Preti.
From Venice With Love,
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