In Italy, today is Liberation Day: a national holiday commemorating the end of World War II in 1945 and the end of Nazi occupation of Italy.
But for the citizens of Venice, April 25th is a day for
celebrating an even older holiday: Festa di San Marco – or The Feast of
St Mark – commemorating the anniversary of St Mark’s death in 68 A.D.
In honour of that festival and Venice's patron saint (and in default of not being there in person), here's a photo of the statue
of St Mark that stands atop the front facade of the Basilica San Marco.
Photo: Brian Sibley © 2017