Casa Giulietta has its own history as a historic apartment
‘Casa Giulietta‘ is located on the corner between Seco Marina and Corte del Solda which is the large building now painted with red plaster, easily identifiable due to the grandeur of the shapes and architectural details, called Ca’ Solta.
Since solta translates from Latin into soldier, by linear translation into Venetian, the court was called Corte del Soldà, thus prompting the passer-by to believe that the place, also due to the use of that del, took its name from a inn or by a craftsman who had a soldier as his insignia.
Lorenzetti makes no mention of the court, vice versa Tassini speaks extensively of it (Venetian Curiosities, Venice, 1886, page 682): Soldà (Corte dal) in Castello. Read Solta, as in the Estimi, from the Dalle Cipriote family, nicknamed Solta, perhaps because it came from Solta, an island in Dalmatia. An Alvise Solta, master of the ship, built a building in this courtyard in 1560, which he notified to the X Savi in 1566, in which, as he expressed himself, “abito dentro con la mia famegia e con tre miei fradelli con le sue famegie e la madre, che si trovano tutti in fra fioi e fie, elle donne, elli omeni, che sono in tutto persone 20”. Above the elevation then of the same house, bearing today the N.A. 910, had the following bizarre inscription carved:
ALOYSII SOLTAE DECRETUM PRAEBUIT HAS AEDES NOBIS REGNATOR OLYMPI NON MERITIS PROPRIIS SED BONITATE SUA HERCULEI SEXUS SOLTARUM VIVITO SOLUS HAERES, NEC TECUM GAUDET (GAUDEAT) ULLA VENUS PIGNORET HAS NULLUS, NULLUS HAS VENDERE POSSIT LEGIBUS AETERNIS HAEC MEA VOTA DICO
As will be understood, the first specialty of the toponym lies in the fact that we are not dealing with a soldier but more properly with a Dalmatian family. The second is given by the extravagant inscription dictated by the owner of the house, which translated from Latin reads more or less like this: DECREE OF ALVISE SOLTA / THE SOVEREIGN OF OLYMPUS LEFT US THIS HOUSE AS A GIFT / NOT FOR OUR DESERVES BUT FOR HIS GOODNESS / ONLY THE HEIRS OF THE SOLTAS LIVE THERE / AND NO VENUS JOINS TOGETHER / NO ONE SHOULD APPROPRIATE THIS HOUSE, NO ONE CAN SELL IT / WITH ETERNAL LAWS WE PROCLAIM THESE VOWS OF MY / 1560).