St. Mark's Column

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On Saturday, the suggestion is to get as early as possible to the central and most iconic square of Venice - St. Mark's square. Over the centuries, the plaza has always been a gathering place for social, cultural, and political life, and today, it is still the most lively place in the whole city. If you want to avoid, at least for a while, the big crowds and enjoy its spectacular beauty - unless you are traveling in the off-season - get there ahead of time. To frame the passage to the square and welcome you are the two imposing pillars overlooking the lagoon with the two saints, protectors of the city. On the top of one of them raises the Byzantine St. Theodore of Amasea, wearing typical Roman army clothing, known as the first protector of Venice. While on the other the most recognizable symbol of Venice - the Winged Lion - representing St. Mark Evangelist. The legend has it that the columns were brought from Constantinople, and were three. However, during the unloading, one of them sunk. It still lies on the muddy bottom of the sea. Photos: Design Your Italy
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