The decoration of the St Mark’s Basilica has changed many times throughout the centuries even though its basic structure has roughly remained unchanged.
Visit Venice during the vacation and explore its culture and historic landmarks.
There are two monumental granite column pillars in St Mark’s Square, and on top of one of these columns lies the Lion of Venice, the city’s symbol.
It dates back to 300 BC, however it was brought to Venice in the 12th century.
Since the 1950s, the population of Venice has decreased by almost 50% which is a good thing since there is absolutely no room for more housing on these little waterways and canals in the center of the city!
From 1797 to 1886, when the city of Venice kept being subjected to different rules, the Ducale Palace became housed several administrative and political offices and even the Marciana Library, which is an important landmark of the city.