There are great statues and architectural adornments which feature this lion.
But you'll see lions in little places too.
Here are two of them.
For starters, there are a lot of doorbell buzzers in Venice, and some of them have the face of a lion.
The doorhandles and doorknockers also often pay tribute to the Lion of San Marco.
I wonder if such reverence would be present if Venice's symbol were a turkey or a dachshund.