The Italy section of the World Showcase in EPCOT is largely comprised of replicated architectural elements of the Piazza San Marco in Venice.

One of the Byzantine columns has always fascinated me.  This is San Teodoro, a one-time patron saint of Venice.  He actually wasn’t from Italy – probably, he was a soldier who hailed from Amasea in Turkey.  There is a legend about an encounter with a dragon, which later somehow morphed into an Egyptian crocodile.  Here, we see him with his soldier’s shield, sword and spear, having just vanquished the “dragon”.

I thought he looked pretty cool against the dark, dramatic Floridian sky

To see more pictures of the “Italy” section of EPCOT, CLICK HERE.

Contributed by: Erin is one of our roaming DDL photographers and creator of My Mobile Adventures.


  1. Thanks for the info… it is also one of my favorite sculptures in Italy in EPCOT also. I have heard it got struck by lightening recently, do you know if there is any truth to that?

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