"Inside the Basilica" Venice Local Custom Tip by sim1

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  Inside the Basilica di San Marco, Venice
by sim1

The interior of the church was designed to form a Greek cross. Each arm of the cross has three aisles separated from one another by round arches upon marble columns. There are five large domes held up by massive pillars. The floor is covered with mosaic designs. There is 4,000 meters of mosaic which cover every surface of the church. Most of the Mosaics were from the 12th to 14th centuries.

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  • Updated Feb 14, 2003
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