Sentence Examples


  • Davila was murdered, while on his way to take possession of the government of Cremona for Venice in July 1631, by a ruffian, with whom some dispute seems to have arisen concerning the furnishing of the relays of horses ordered for his use by the Venetian government.
  • While Piero found refuge at Venice and Urbino, Cardinal Giovanni travelled in Germany, in the Netherlands and in France.
  • Venice, which since the days of Attila had offered an asylum to Roman refugees from the northern cities, was left untouched.
  • Meanwhile, throughout the middle ages, it had been the policy of Venice to refrain from conquests on the Italian mainland, and to confine her energies to commerce in the East.
  • After this, for thirty years, between 1352 and 1381, Venice and Genoa contested the supremacy of the Mediterranean.