House Stregazza is one of the most prominent noble families of La Serenissima. Its arms is a carrack at harbor, with the tower of the Arsenal in the background.

General InformationEdit

The Stregazza have considerable power and influence. They claim descent from Marcellus Aurelius Strega. The Doge at the beginning of the series is a Stregazza. The family also has ties to House Courcel through the marriage of Prince Benedicte de la Courcel and Maria Stregazza. They also seem to marry each other occasionally. The Stregazza are very ambitious and cunning, frequently trying to increase their power. Dominic Stregazza, the husband of Benedicte's daughter Thérèse, thought to position his family close to the throne of Terre d'Ange. He poisoned Isabel L'Envers, and was in turn assassinated by L'Envers' brother, Barquiel L'Envers. The Stregazza and their schemes feature prominently in Kushiel's Chosen. Marco and Marie-Celeste conspired with Melisande Shahrizai de la Courcel and Benedicte, thinking to have Marco elected Doge. Their son Severio Stregazza is one of the few members of the family innocent of murder or treason. He became Phèdre nó Delaunay de Montrève's first patron during Kushiel's Chosen and later proposed to her.


Marcellus Aurelius Strega—Ancestor of the Stregazza family

Cesare Stregazza—Doge of La Serenissima.

Maria Stregazza de la Courcel—Wife of Benedicte de la Courcel, dies prior to the series.

Marie-Celeste de la Courcel Stregazza—Daughter of Maria and Benedicte, married to Marco, mother of Severio.

Thérèse de la Courcel Stregazza—Daughter of Maria and Benedicte, married to Dominic, they have four children, imprisoned for her role in Isabel L'Envers' death.

Marco Stregazza—Son of Cesare, husband of Marie-Celeste, father of Severio.

Severio Stregazza—Son of Marco and Marie-Celeste.

Ricciardo Stregazza—Son of Cesare, married to Allegra.

Dominic Stregazza—From a lesser branch of the family, married to Therese, poisoned Isabel L'Envers, assassinated by Barquiel L'Envers.

Sabrina Stregazza—The Daughter of Ricciardo and Allegra Stregazza. Later married and had at least one child.

Lucio Stregazza—The son of Ricciardo and Allegra Stregazza