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.
The Carnevale di Venezia (Carnival of Venice) became official during the Renaissance period, although the celebrated festival began in the 12th century when the city overthrew the Patriarch of Aquileia and became a Republic. The citizens of the newly-procured republic began to dance in the streets of San Marco Square in the center of Venice.
Ever since, the biggest carnival in the world is held in the city in honour of their victory.
The weather in the summertime in Venice is very cool and permits you to go to the beach!
Why not visit the Lido di Venezia while on vacation when you get tired of sightseeing in the main historic centre of the city.