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St. Mark's Square

Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
+39 06 0427 40436
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It is said that Napoleon called San Marco "the drawing room of Europe." And it is a breathtakingly beautiful place. But the square has long been a lure for massive numbers of pigeons, drawn by the massive numbers of tourists who readily feed them. While the tourists happily post for photos amid the flock, there are concerns that the birds' presence--and what they leave behind--will damage the centuries old architecture and art work.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 06 0427 40436
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were there for the midday bells. So atmospheric. Free to walk into cathedral. Wonderful. Beware of expensive cafes 30 euros for 2 coffees!

Thank Lesley J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Several restaurants with live music performances brings the place to life. The crowd is significant. Remember to scedule your visit to the bell chime, you got to see it to believe it!

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning! We dared to sit in one of the restaurants in the square, lovely spot with a band playing - wonderful but beware, €11.50 for an espresso! We only had coffee just for the experience. It's a breathtaking square, the buildings are just beautiful with...More

Thank Jo G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the most beautiful square in the World with San Marco Church on one side and three wings on the otters containing Museum Corner, Museo Archeologico and the Biblioteca Marciana. Book the Venezia Visiting Card online and you can skip the Line and get...More

Thank Birte L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I could have stayed in and around the square the entire time of my visit. Beautiful square, topped by a midnight viennese waltz performance. Food and drink in the cafes are pricey but worth it if you want to relax and people watch

Thank purplegreymiss
Reviewed yesterday

The main attraction of Venice if you ask me. Interesting very different in the day and at night, we were here early AM, midday and in the evening and it's different at each point - but equally as charming. We went to the balcony of...More

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed yesterday

Everybody that arrives at Venice goes directly to there, and ok that the Basilica e gorgeous, but it is so crowded that you can even walk around!

Thank Jorge F
Reviewed 2 days ago

The square is central to all Venice, but also very crowded and tourist are everywhere. The square floods easily with rain.

Thank Cookie8186
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely to mooch round, lots shops & streets off. Restaurants with orchestras in the evening. Expensive but a must see

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is only thing to say about St Marks. It is by far the prettiest and impressive sites we have seen. The square is very busy but the attractions available will allow everyone to enjoy the culture of the most beautiful city we have seen....More

Thank louise p
San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
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Joseph H
25 June 2017|
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Response from RadioCork | Reviewed this property |
Hi Joseph, I have been to all 3 cities. No question Florence is my favourite. Rome is fantastic also and Venice has its own special touches. In my opinion you are doing a lot of travelling to go up to Venice from Rome and... More
26 April 2017|
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Response from Minù V | Reviewed this property |
l'acqua alta è molto comune, basta aquistare stivali di gomma in loco, i turisti si divertono molto, una esperienza che rimane per la vita.
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25 April 2017|
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Response from SJB448 | Reviewed this property |
Hi all areas of Venice are safe. We stay at the Hotel Ala near St Marks square and everywhere is accessible from there. We tended to take a walk and find a restaruant to eat in,they all have prices outside but beware of... More