L'ARRESTO DI GIORDANO BRUNO A VENEZIAIn the spring of 1591 Giordano Bruno, is joined by two letters of the Venetian nobleman Giovanni Mocenigo in Venice who invite him to teach him the art of memory. The reasons for which Bruno was decided to accept the invitation, with all the risks associated with a return to Italy, are still debated among scholars. Why in the fall of 1591 Giordano Bruno, received a Frankfurt noble Giovanni Mocenigo’s invitation to come to Venice, has agreed to return to Italy, from which he left in 1578 to escape a trial for heresy opened in Naples in 1576 and after having renounced Catholicism adhering to Calvinism. Since the Mocenigo was not satisfied with the profit that drew from the teachings of Bruno, perhaps because he thought that they did not want to put a part of his knowledge, as you should be inferred by the insistence with which he tried to restrain him, when the philosopher told him his intention to go to Frankfurt and from the violence that used on the night of May 22, 1592, making him shut up by his servants in an attic. The day after Mocenigo put in writing a complaint against Bruno, who immediately gave the Holy Inquisition in Venice in the person of Giovanni Gabriele di Saluzzo; you brought serious charges the same evening of 23 May Giordano Bruno is taken by the guards from the house of Mocenigo and transferred to the prisons of the Holy Office of San Domenico di Castello. In this prison, no longer exists and that it stood in the current Via Garibaldi, Bruno shares the cell with seven other prisoners: it is inevitable that many of you talk and you trust and Nolan will soon make this the bitter experience. The prisons of Tor di Nona, located to the left of the Tiber, in front of Castel Sant’Angelo, were comprised of the medieval tower Orsini and the buildings that were grouped around. Were transformed after fifty years in the theater after the construction of the “new Prisons” on the nearby Via Giulia and the theater was in turn demolished at the end of the nineteenth century to make way for massive walls that flank the river. Calls “the prison of the pope,” the majority of the prisoners were then executed in the nearby square that opened in front of the Ponte Sant’Angelo; other places of torture were Piazza Navona and Campo de ‘Fiori. On 12 February 1600, L ‘Notice of Roma reported that “hoggi thought seeing a solemn righteousness, et do not know why he remained, was a domenichino et de Nola, obstinate heretic, who on Wednesday at the home of Cardinal Madrucci Their verdict as auttore several huge views, in which he remained obstinate, et there is still, despite the fact that every day they go theologians from him. “It was a delay of four days. The newspaper of the Arch of Saint John the Beheaded, call to withdraw from the prison of Tor di Nona to accompany the condemned to the stake, recorded on February 17 that Bruno ‘urged to’ our brothers and sisters with each charity, and made to name two Fathers of St. Dominic two of Jesu two of the New Church, and one of St. Jerome, who, with every affection et with much learning by showing his error, finally stood still in his cursed ostinatione, wandering the brain and intellect with a thousand mistakes and vanity . And so he persevered in his ostinatione, that ‘ministers of righteousness was conducted in Campo di Fiori, and there stripped naked and tied to a pole was have burned alive, aconpagniato always by our Company singing letanie, and comforters them until the last comforting point to let his ostinatione, by which finally ended his miserable et unhappy life. “