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 three categories of Venetian cuisine that you will find throughout Venice; the coastal area cuisine, the plains cuisine, and the mountains cuisine. In the plains area, you will mainly be served grilled meats mostly in the form of a barbecue, along with either grilled polenta or potatoes or a variety of vegetables.
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.
The low forehead of the Zanni mask indicates stupidity, and the longer the nose is, the more stupid he is! If you want to participate in the Carnival of Venice, be sure to wear a classic Venetian mask and join the festivities!
The Carnival of Venice began just after the mid-12th century in honour of the victory of Serenissima Repubblica.
The locals began to dance in St Mark’s Square in the center of the city and became an annual tradition.
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.