The ghost of Campiello del Remer


Near the Rialto Bridge, and more precisely in the Campiello del Remer, overlooking the Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge you might happen to witness a chilling sight: the body of Fosco Loredan that emerges from the water with the head of his wife Elena in his hands, which he cut off in a fit of jealousy.

The noble Fosco Loredan was jealous of the beautiful Elena, one of the daughters of the brother of Doge Marino Grimani. One evening the doge, from those parts, he heard a woman screaming from fear chased by a man with a drawn sword. The doge immediately ran finding them in their Campiello del Remer. The doge did not even turn around time that Fosco cut off the head to his wife. Marino Grimani, furious, restrained himself to do the same thing on the assassin who begged him to let him live and the ordered him to decide his fate by the Pope. And so he did, he departed, and went to Rome. After five months, the Pope did not want it either receive. He returned to Venice, went into the Campiello del Remer and there, in the Grand Canal, let himself drown.