Conversation-Geoff Manaugh-Nicola Twilley

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A network of lazarettos still stands around the Venetian lagoon (pictured). "The facilities were model institutions in terms of their internal organization, both architectural and bureaucratic," says Manaugh. "They included separate sleeping quarters for those in quarantine and those overseeing them, as well as separate spaces for airing and disinfecting cargo." In some ruins, there is graffiti drawn centuries ago by people waiting out their quarantines.