St. Mark’s Square (San Marco, in Italian) is one of the most important, beautiful and fascinating places in Italy, famous worldwide for its beauty, its magic and its architectural integrity. Continue reading “St. Mark’s Square – the history of Venice”
Once the basin of San Marco was the sea port of Venice and those who came by ship could admire the impressive unique architecture of Palazzo Ducale, seat of the Venetian power, and two marble and granite columns topped by the statues of the two patron saints of Venice: the winged Lion, symbol of St. Mark the Evangelist, and “Todaro“, the Byzantine St. Theodore of Amasea, who was the first protector of the city. Continue reading “The Lion and Theodore”
The building of St.Mark’s Bell Tower (once used as a lighthouse) begun in XI century but the current look was reached only between 1511 and 1514.
Continue reading “In the shade of St. Mark”