"the famous bronze horses"

These beautiful horses have an ignoble history, having been looted from Constantinople when it was sacked by the Venetians in 1204. They were later installed on the facade of the basilica, but have now been moved inside the building and replaced by replicas. (These feature in the video under bookmark 20)

The bronze horses of St Mark's
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe bronze horses of St Mark's - Credit: Errabee