Venice and St. Mark’s Basilica

Venice and St. Mark’s Basilica
According to legend, St. Mark actually traveled here, personally bringing Christianity to the region. The grand church of St. Mark’s was built in a distinctly Eastern style. These much-coveted and exquisitely cast bronze horses are a trophy befitting the city’s power. The remains of St. Mark lie beneath the high altar. St. Mark’s bell tower — or campanile — soars 300 feet over the square.