The Society of La Calza. Venice 14th century. Compagnia della Calza.

The Society of La Calza was an association of young Venetian noblemen and a few strangers of high rank. The “compagne” distinguished by some particular name, such as Immortali, Semprevivi, Perpetui, Eterni Pavoni, Ortolani, Giardinieri, Felici, etc.