The mint, on the west side of St. Mark's Square, was once a Venice mint, and it was completely stoned to prevent fires.
The Mint is located on the other side of Piazza San Marco. There is also a small square in front of it, but it is certainly not as big as the former. It is shaped in ancient Roman style, and it is all stone structure. The appearance is a little plain but the inside is a place of wealth.
If you buy a combined ticket, the attraction is free to enter, with tools and machines that made coins. The building is also close to the canal and looks beautiful.
The mint was part of the reorganised Plaza San Marco during the 1630s. It was made of solid rock. Because the mint had previously had high-temperature ovens and was in danger of fire, there was little wood used in the building. Even after the fall of the Republic of Venice, the building was still a mint until the end of the nineteenth century.
Venice, also known as the Lion City, is associated with its emblem, the flying lion, whose sculptures are everywhere in the city, most notably at the entrance to St. Mark's Square. The entrance to St. Mark's Square has two tall columns, and a bronze lion statue stands on one of the columns on the east side, flying. This is the Venice City Welcome Entrance, and the building on the left hand side of the Welcome Entrance is the ancient mint.