Go England!

In England we are wishing The Three Lions luck in their World Cup match tonight – but you can even find The Three Lions in the side streets of Venice!

The lion is the symbol of Venice and of St Mark – there are four winged creatures seated at the throne of God representing each of the four evangelists: an angel, a lion, an ox and an eagle.

The lion of St Mark is sometimes depicted with a halo above its head, or one paw resting on the Bible, or with a sword in its paw. The lion symbol of St Mark and Venice also has wings.

The lion is also a common symbol in other cultures and is the symbol of Iran.

As a symbol, the lion signifies courage, strength and leadership.

Tonight in England we are rooting for our Three Lions! Go England!

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The Lion of St Mark towers above Piazza San Marco

 

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In the quiet back ways of Venice you will often find hidden gems and eateries

 

Featured image: The Three Lions Antica Osteria in Calle Sacrestia, Venice – where you can find gluten-free options on the menu.

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