Wednesday 25 April 2018


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

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