The Palazzo Ducale began to decay and deteriorate in the late 19th century so the government funded its restorations. Many of the previous artefacts were sent to the Museo dell Opera and replaced by other works of art and furnishings.
You can see all of the originals at the Opera Museum when you are exploring Venice’s historic heritage.
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.
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.
There are three categories of Venetian cuisine that you will find throughout Venice; the coastal area cuisine, the plains cuisine, and the mountains cuisine. In the plains area, you will mainly be served grilled meats mostly in the form of a barbecue, along with either grilled polenta or potatoes or a variety of vegetables.