Since the 1950s, the population of Venice has decreased by almost 50% which is a good thing since there is absolutely no room for more housing on these little waterways and canals in the center of the city!
St Mark’s Church was first built in the early 9th century however it was burned in a fire due to a rebellion in the late 10th century (976). It was reconstructed to how we know it today in the late 11th century.
The decoration of the St Mark’s Basilica has changed many times throughout the centuries even though its basic structure has roughly remained unchanged.
Visit Venice during the vacation and explore its culture and historic landmarks.
There are so many beautiful elaborate gold mosaics in Saint Mark’s Basilica in San Marco Square near the Grand Canal and the Doge’s Palace of Venice; these mosaics were severely damaged by a fire in the early 12th century however some survived for you to see when you decide to visit Venice during the holidays.