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 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 main Venetian staples are fish, rice, and of course, polenta!
Pasta and pizza originate from Italy and have been recently added to the restaurants’ menus for increased diversity as well as due to their popularity.
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 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.
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 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.