Il Gobbo

Il Gobbo information

Location
Venice , Italy
Getting there
Ferry: Rialto-Mercato
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Rubbed for luck for centuries, the 1541 statue Il Gobbo (The Hunchback) is now protected by an iron railing. Il Gobbo served as a podium for official proclamations and punishments: those guilty of misdemeanours were forced to run a gauntlet of jeering citizens from Piazza San Marco to the Rialto. The minute they touched Il Gobbo , their punishment was complete.