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!
The “Lion of Venice” bronze sculpture in Saint Mark’s Square in the center of the city acts as a symbol of Venice and dates back to 300 BC.
This monument weighs around 3000 kilos and arrived in the city in the 12th century.
Be sure to add visiting St Mark’s Square to your itinerary when you are touring Italy during your vacation.
The bronze horses found in St Mark’s Basilica façade in Venice were actually stolen from the Hippodrome during the “Siege of Constantinople” in 2014 as a result of a successful revenge against the capital of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople, for massacring all the Venetians (Roman Catholics) in 1182 in the city.
There are so many things to do in Venice with kids!
You can take them with you to the biggest carnival in the world that is held for 13 days! The colours, costumes, games, music, and entertainment will create memories they will cherish forever.
There are a number of 19th century replications of Venice’s Ducale Palace in England to visit when you are on vacation in Europe. The Wedgwood Institute, the Wool Exchange, and other English landmarks are all modeled and influenced by the Doge’s Palace in Italy.
The 3000-kilogram winged lion bronze sculpture, the Lion of Venice, in the Piazza San Marco dates back to 4th century BC and acts as a significant symbol of Venice. The Golden Lion Award is actually the highest noteworthy trophy to be awarded at the Venice Film Festival.
It is possible to visit the famous Doge’s Palace on Mark’s Square in Venice’s historic centre when on vacation in Italy with your friends as it became managed as a museum open to the public in 1923 by the state of Italy.
The Doge of Venice actually shares power with the Great City Council, however previously, he ruled autocratically.
You can see the palace of the doge in Venice when you are on vacation in the historic charming city.
The Lion of Venice came to symbolize the charming city after it became a part of its St Mark’s Square in the 12th century. It is definitely a sight to see when you are touring the islands of the romantic city of Venice when on vacation.