Fu con[ratt]o Mat[rimon]io p[er] verba de p[rese]nti et fatto il sponsalitio con la solenne bened[izion]e in Chiesa di San Gio[vanni] della Zuecca frà li contras[crit]ti S[igno]ri Camilla, e Gio[vanni] Bat[tis]ta alla p[rese]nza di me Giacomo Fornasieri Piovano p[rese]nti il Sig[no]r Iseppo Enz orese all’Insegna dell’Europa stà a S. Polo, et [Signor] Andrea q[uondam] Zuanne Vedova detto Tremamondo Gondolier à S. Martin.
* Parrocchia su San Giovanni in Bragora di Venezia, Registri dei matrimoni, Reg. n. 11 (1664-1691), f. 73.
Two years before Antonio Vivaldi's birth, his parents, Giovanni Battista and Camilla Calicchio were married, as recorded in the Marriage Register kept by the Bragora Church. On Sunday 29 November 1676 Gabriela Antonia, the couple's eldest child, was born, but died 18 months later. Two 'curiosities'. The first testifies that Camilla was already pregnant at the time of the wedding, which explains the 'hurried' ceremony not in the church of their parish, but at Giudecca. The second: one of the two witnesses, the gondolier Andrea Vedova, was nicknamed "Tremamondo", as if anticipating the legend of the earthquake that saw the Red Priest (which actually happened ten years later).