There are very few statues for great men in public spaces in Venice, of which only one (1) from the time of the Venetian Republic.
The Venetians didn’t do statues of great men in public spaces. In over a millennium only one such statue was erected in Venice.
There aren’t a lot of statues in Venice to commemorate great men of the past, but there is one for Bartolomeo Colleoni, who wasn’t even Venetian.
The fall of Venice on May 12th, 1797, was the result of a war that the Republic of Venice formally wasn’t even party to.
The lazzaretti in Venice were the Venetian republic’s response to the emergency of the plague, and an efficient response too.
Venice was an independent state for almost a millennium, but it might note have been. It all hinged on a single battle fought in the Venetian lagoon in 810.
San Marco, or St Mark, is the patron saint of Venice since 828, and the Feast of St Mark on April 25th is an important day in Venice.
There are statues, reliefs and paintings of a winged lion all over Venice. The lion is the symbol of the Evangelist St. Mark
At Sant’Elena in Venice a flagpole base commemorates Venetians fallen in Africa Orientale Italiana – an Italian colony in Ethiopia and Somalia
Liberation Day – il Giorno della Liberazione – commemorates the end of German occupation in Italy on April 25th, 1945.