Feluca Goliardica - An Ancient Italian Academic Tradition

Jan 08, 2020 380

In the beautiful Venetian city of Padova, there is a store for gentlemen, appropriately enough, located in the Square of Gentlemen (Piazza dei Signori) called Callegaro e Doriguzzi.  While passing by the storefront this weekend, I could not help but to notice a strange-looking hat with an extra long beak. 

This oddity drew me into the store to inquire.  The owner of the store informed me that the hat, known as Feluca Goliardica, is a traditional hat worn by Italian scholars (male and female alike), the color of which corresponds to a particular faculty or field of study.

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SOURCE: https://italianenthusiast.com

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