A state that lasted for over a millennium was the Most Serene Republic of Venice, one of the superpowers of its time. The republic existed from the late seventh century until when Napoleon conquered the city.
Pietro Candiano I traditionally known as the Doge of Venice Killed during battle with Narentine Pirates, September First Doge to die in battle for La Serenissima (Italian for The Most Serene, referring to the Republic of Venice).
Venice's Hotel Danieli has a rooftop restaurant he centerpiece of the property is the Palazzo Dandolo, a masterpiece of the Venetian Gothic style and the former base of the wealthy, prominent Dandolo family who helped rule the Republic of Venice.
https://flic.kr/p/UyuuBG | Venetian Flag | The flag of the Italian region of Veneto derives from the flag historically used by the Republic of Venice (697–1797), a maritime republic centered on the modern city of Venice.The main overall layout and design of the Venetian banner was kept. The coat of arms of the Region is set in a square in the center of the flag: the Lion of Saint Mark with the opened gospel (reading the Latin motto Pax tibi Marce evangelista meus, "Peace to you Mark, my eva