Venezia Football Club, commonly referred to as Venezia FC or simply Venezia, is a professional football club based in Venice, Italy, that currently plays in Serie A, the first tier of Italian football, following promotion via playoffs from the 2020–21 season.
Originally Venezia's colours were blue and red and the shirt features halves in those colours, the kit was very similar to that of Genoa. However just a year after the club founded, it changed colours to black and green in 1908.
Much later, in 1987 when the club merged with a local side Associazione Calcio Mestre from Mestre who wore orange and black, orange would also become one of Venezia's official colours, giving them the nickname arancioneroverdi Venezia's colours and kit are very distinctive; the shirt, shorts and socks are usually black with the shirt having a green and orange trim.
The symbol of the Venetian club is a winged-lion, commonly mistaken for a griffin. The golden winged-lion is the official symbol carried by the city of province of Venice the symbol has led to one of the club's most popular nicknames in the form of leoni alati.
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