Debitori

My grandparents told me about the history of the “Infamous Column” which is located in Piazza Mercantile.
Many years ago, it was used to publicly punish debtors. To reach it you had to climb four steps and on the top there was a sphere next to the statue of a lion.
The debtors sat on the animal and their columns were tied to the column, waiting for the public pillory to end.

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