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Colonna di San Marco e San Teodoro

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Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Both these columns stand on the promenade at the Square. They are constructed of granite and marble and the patron saints of the City, St. Mark the Evangelist, in the traditional winged lion form, and San Todaro, killing a dragon, are mounted on top. The...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

These two columns of pink and gray oriental granite frame the Grand Canal entryway into St. Marks Square. These arrived in Venice in 1125, but only erected in 1172. Atop one column is the symbol of Venice, a winged lion. Atop the other is the...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

When wandering from the fabulous Piazza St Marco, you will see these two coloumns, but if you first time in the city you would never think to look up. Stand back and LOOK UP you will be amazed. Located at the side of the Lagoon...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

The most beautiful place in earth. Love. venice so much. Its dream come true when i was visited venice. Romantic place ! I want to visit venice more in my life 😘😘😘

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Graded as "very good" mainly because of where these columns are situated and the other spectacular surrounding buildings/ towers/ squares and water. They have a gruesome past as this is where many executions occurred. Prisoners, having been sentenced to death, would walk across the Bridge...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

(Columns of San Marco and San Teodaro) are two striking columns in san marco's square, St Theodore & the 8 centurian old 'lion of venice'

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

These two columns, Column di san Todaro and column di san Marco used to welcome visitors to Venice when it could be only reached by the lagoon nowadays the main entrance to Venice mainly being Piazzale Roma. The site was also used to execute criminals....More

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Venice has many landmarks. This very tall tower is one of Venice's true landmarks. Because of its height it can easily be seen from many different locations around the city. During our most recent visit to the city of canals, we truly used it as...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2017

Without a guide, I cannot believe that anyone witnessing this would get the story, history, and appreciation of the location and the symbolism of the structures. From this point you can visualize how thing were back in the day..it's all right there.

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

We were told that convicts were executed between these two columns while they faced the astronomical clock tower so they could see they hour of their death. On top of one column is the lion of Venice and St Theodore slaying a dragon on the...More

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
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