I mentioned the red flag poles that rise above each campo and the golden ornamentation that tops them.  Initially I wondered if each of the sestiere  had it’s own symbol, but either I wandered lost around the area with the golden globe on top for most of my week, or that just happened to be a common finial across the city.  This was an exception, and if you’re going to find any other symbol in Venice it will be this one; the winged lion of St Mark, proudly displaying a copy of the gospel beneath a front paw.  As lions do.



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