The Ponte de le Tette Venezia

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The Ponte de le Tette Venezia Copyright “All rights reserved” © By itravelinitaly.com travelers from Italy Baldassarri Giuseppe Visual Storytelling


Ponte delle Tette, Via San Cassiano, 30125 Rio Marle VE, Italy
The Ponte de le Tette and the Fondamenta de le Tette are located in Venice, on the border between the San Polo and Santa Croce districts, in the parish of San Cassiano.
At the time of the Republic of Venice, the whole area (Carampane) constituted a real red light district, in which tolerance houses abounded and one of these was located right above the Tette bridge. 
The prostitutes, leaning out of the windows in the direction of the bridge below, used to lure passers-by by showing them their bare breasts: this is the origin of this singular toponymy. According to the historian Tassini, this custom could have been imposed on prostitutes by a law of the Serenissima to limit the spread of homosexuality, or with the aim of "diverting men from sin against nature with such an incentive" by Wikipedia



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