Sunday, March 15, 2009

Winged Lion Mosaic in Livorno

The Italian port of Livorno, a common cruise ship stop for folks hoping to see the a certain leaning tower in neighboring Pisa, may be on the west coast of the country, but it used to be Venetian territory.
I posted about a visit to Livorno back in May of last year. It has a "Venice district" that even has a few canals. To my knowledge, there are no gondolas there now.
The mosaic in the above photo was on a building in town, and I couldn't resist taking a picture of it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This mosaic is a high-quality advertisement for the "Generali Group" insurance company, which is well-known in Europe. It was founded in Trieste in late 1831 (Austrian Habsburg rule at the time).

Here is some info about Generali Group