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 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!
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 actual method of glassmaking is extremely complex and detailed; not exactly how it is seen in the demonstrations in Murano! The glass is made of silica which melts into a liquid form under higher temperatures and as it cools, it goes soft enough in order to be shaped by the skilled artist.
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.