Latin testimonials

Witnessing the history of the Venetians are numerous superstars from the world of Latin classicism such as Tito Livio, Virgil, Pliny the Elder, Strabo, Sophocles, Cato, and Herodotus.

Pax Tibi Marce Evangelista Meus

The text written on the banner of San Marco and on the flag of the Veneto Region says translated from the Latin “Peace to you my Marco Evangelista”. The Venetian one is the only flag in the world in which the word “Peace” is inscribed.

Venetian Calendar

The Venetians did not follow the Justinian calendar but that of the ancient Romans linked to the seasonal cycle of nature. With New Year on March 1, September is the seventh month of the year, October, November and December the eighth, ninth and tenth respectively.


A prehistoric pizza with a diameter of 12 cm dating back to 4000 years ago (Bronze Age) was found in 1992 on the Veronese side of Lake Garda, in Lazise.

Venetian light blue

Light blue has always been the identifying color of the Venetians. “Venetus” is also a 1st class Latin adjective which really means “light blue”.

Veneta Factio

In the chariot races at the Circus Maximus in Rome one of the four stables, famous for its horses (and with a blue and gold color) was that of the Veneta Factio.


The Spartan army landed at the mouth of the Brenta river dedicated itself to raids and was driven out by the Venetian warriors of Padua in 302 BC.


The Venetian people were the only Italian ally of the Romans in the fight against the Carthaginian general and his formidable troops supported by battle elephants.

The Expedition of the Thousand of Garibaldi

Among the famous thousand Garibaldians, many were citizens of the former Republic of Venice (including Bergamo and Brescia, Venetians for 400 years). All of them in 1860 fought and died with ardor for a republican ideal trusting in Garibaldi.

Oracle of Geryon

Magician and soothsayer, he was a true celebrity of antiquity active in the Montagnana area.

The Venetian

It is the largest 5-star hotel in the USA, it is located on the street of the most famous casinos in Las Vegas and with the replica of the Rialto Bridge, the Campanile di San Marco and the gondolas, it is inspired by the city of Venice.


The name of this town derives from “Little Venice”. This name was given to it by Amerigo Vespucci from Vicenza who, observing the buildings of the natives erected on wooden stilts out of the water, was inspired by the name Venezziola or Venezuola.

Lake Constance

At the border between Austria, Switzerland and Germany, Lake Constance on the Rhine was called “Lacus Venetus” in the days of the Roman Empire.


Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, are all set in the Veneto region.

Ernest Hemingway

In the famous autobiographical novel “A Farewell to Arms” Veneto recalls the sad period of the First World War.


In the 16th century it appears among Venetian merchants as a measure of weight and capacity.

Corellian chestnut

The “castanea Corelliana” mentioned by Pliny and coming from Corellio, a Roman knight originally from Este, is an example of the Venetian doc productions famous during the Roman era.

Suez passage

Five hundred years in advance, the Council of Ten of Venice studied the possibility of building the famous canal that connects the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean.

Assembly line

Long before Ford, the assembly line system was commonly used within the Naval Arsenal of the City of Venice. A complete galley could be “assembled” in a single day.

The piano

Bartolomeo Cristofori from Padua, born on May 4, 1655, is the extraordinary inventor of the piano.


The first copy in the world was printed in Arabic in Venice in the 16th century AD.

Venice in Space

Discovered in 1902, 487 Venetia is a main belt asteroid with an average diameter of about 63.15 km.


In the 16th century, the open-minded Veneto allowed two of the most famous astronomers in history (Galileo and Copernicus) to work undisturbed by the Catholic inquisition.


In history Enrico Bernardi of Verona, graduated in Padua, in 1884 built the first petrol engine in history.

In 1894, the first car factory in Italy was born in Padua.


The name comes from “Cuncula” (shell) and the “Ferro da Prua”, the element that uniquely characterizes the gondola, also called “Pettine” or “Dolfin” has the shape of the Corno Ducale at its top, the rich headdress of the doge.


The great Venetian characters who lived even before 1866 are erroneously indicated by the site as Italians connected to the State of the Italian Republic and to the flag with the tricolor adopted on 19 June 1946.

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