Noble family from Genoa, distinguished in war and trade, very present in the political events of the Republic of Genoa between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, when several exponents of the family held important positions in the government of the Republic. Among the most influential personalities of the family emerge the figures of the brothers Guglielmo and Ogerio Vento, both of whom were often consuls in the second half of the 12th century. Another Guglielmo Vento was lord of Menton in the 13th century. From the fourteenth century, a branch of it moved to Sicily, exercising public offices in Erice and Trapani between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. This house had its own settlement in the current Piazza San Giorgio, at the time the centre of the medieval city enclosed by the walls of the Carolingian age, where there was a tower of its property, today remembered by a plaque ...
Coat of arms of family Vento. Sources: "Dizionario storico blasonico delle famiglie nobili e notabili italiane estinte e fiorenti" vol.III, compiled by Comm. G.B. di Crollalanza, edited by "la direzione del giornale araldico", Pisa 1888; "Blasone In Sicilia ossia Raccolta Araldica" V. Palizzolo Gravina, Palermo 1871-75, page 377.
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