The Canal Grande of Venice, also known as Canalasso, is the main canal of the city. When you decide to take a tour on the sea using one of the tour boats or gondolas, you will be on the Grand Canal witnessing the most beautiful sights and scenes Venice has to offer.
The Lion of Venice is also known as the Lion of Saint Mark; maybe this is because it is situated in Saint Mark’s Square in the historic city centre, and it serves as the city’s symbol since it came to Venice in the 12th century.
The column on which it sits was built in the later 13th century (1268).
The city of Venice was founded in the 5th century originally. It is made up of over 100 islands that are linked by bridges of almost two hundred canals that are connected to a Grand Canal that is shaped like an “S”.