High up on the corner of the Marzaria, where it debouches into Campo San Salvador, is an arresting artefact that takes the form of a wrought-iron dragon, which holds in its mouth a cluster of three brightly coloured glass umbrellas.
The dragon originally acted as a sign for a leather goods shop, which also sold umbrellas. The shop opened its doors in the 1870s, but closed down at the end of the twentieth century.
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My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England.
Since 200I I have been living in Italy, where I run private tours of Florence, Rome &