From the port of Lodese, Cristofalo Fioravante, Nicolò de Michiel boarded a vessel bound for Germany, to Rostock.

From the report by Cristofalo Fioravanti and Nicolò de Michiel (P.Nelli, 2007): 27 August. The councillor of the sunken ship Cristofalo Fioravanti, Corrado da Lione, who was in charge of the hold, and I Nicolò de Michiele, scribe, separated from our other eight companions who were going in the direction of the west and headed towards Venice via Storich (Rostock).

Rostock Today

Rostock, located along Germany’s northern coast on the shores of the Baltic Sea, is a city that enchants visitors with its unique mix of maritime history, historic architecture and lively atmosphere.

Founded in the 12th century, Rostock is one of the oldest and most important cities on the Baltic Sea, with a long tradition as a trading port and cultural centre.

Its historical centre is characterised by charming medieval buildings, picturesque squares and cobbled streets that tell of its rich history.

The city is also home to one of the oldest universities in the world, the University of Rostock, founded in 1419, which contributes to the city’s lively youth and cultural atmosphere. With its sandy beaches, charming marinas and a variety of events and festivals throughout the year, Rostock is a fascinating destination for travellers seeking authenticity, history and coastal beauty.

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