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"The story of the Venetian lion" Top 5 Page for this destination Lazise Local Custom Tip by croisbeauty

Lazise Local Customs: 2 reviews and 2 photos

  Venetian Lion
by croisbeauty

It is pretty much easy to recognize which places in Italy have been under the rule of the Venetian Republic. Practicyly all the major sights of the town or its administrative buildings from that period are marked by the relief of Venetian Lion.
There are two different reliefs; one where lion holds open book and the other with closed book. If the book is opened, it was the time of peace, negotiations and prosperity; if the book is closed, it is the time of the war.

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  • Written Jun 29, 2005
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