Venice - Don Porter
The southern arm of the Piazza (called the Piazzetta) between the Biblioteca and the Palazzo Ducale,where it opens onto the Canale di San Marco, is marked by two large granite columns carrying symbols of the two patron saints of Venice, Saint Theodore and St Mark. The columns date from 1268 when they were closer to the water and formed the gateway to the city. Terrible to know: this gateway was also the site of many executions over time, including the burning of countless homosexuals.

The southern arm of the Piazza (called the Piazzetta) between the Biblioteca and the Palazzo Ducale,where it opens onto the Canale di San Marco, is marked by two large granite columns carrying symbols of the two patron saints of Venice, Saint Theodore and St Mark. The columns date from 1268 when they were closer to the water and formed the gateway to the city. Terrible to know: this gateway was also the site of many executions over time, including the burning of countless homosexuals.

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