Hugo Pratt lived in Venice, Buenos Aires, Cordova, and many other cities…

As his father was a Frenchman of English origins, his mother was an Italian from Venice, and his grandparents were Jews who had left Turkey to move to Murano, Pratt’s attraction for these cities and ports is understandable: they are symbols of the fusion of cultures. Given his genealogy, it is not surprising that the Maestro created Corto Maltese as the offspring of a British sailor and a gypsy, and had him grow up in the Jewish quarter in Cordova.
Today we know that this character, who sprang from the particularly creative imagination of an artist with a rare gift, will go down in history.