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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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Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 06 0427 40436
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited Venice last weekend. Obviously St Marks square was on our to do list. The first time we walked through it, it was mid day so due to the heat that day it was remarkably quiet. Give the restaurants a miss as you will need...More

Thank miniman25
Reviewed yesterday

The people, the wonderfull Basilica, the winged lion of Venice, at the top of a column that was apparently built 300AD

Thank GaryKNZ
Reviewed yesterday

daytime and nighttime will give you different perspectives... it is such a different city at night and you will fall in love with it!

Thank Genevieve61
Reviewed yesterday

This place is a great place to come see, and take loads of pictures of. It is however a place where all the people tend to end up. So try coming here either early in the morning or late at night, when most of the...More

Thank GrimTrim
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Listen to the music. Classical and other orchestra type from several cafe / hotel frontages in the square. Lovely.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed yesterday

WE arrived on a Thursday morning and walked from our hotel to the square, it has the bell tower, $8 a piece, cash only, take the elevator up, so worth the views!! Don't accept flowers they expect you to pay the cash, I gave him...More

Thank 46oceangirl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

St marks square was very busy and very pricey for a coffee they charge you €7.00 sitting there before you have anything , there is shops all around the square which are nice and the ambience is lovely , definitely worth a visit

Thank 187sharon
Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous buildings the square is kept very clean shops and restaurants are very expensive but you would expect that

Thank jill s
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great experience but be prepared for thousands of people pushing into each other. Food and restaurants around the square will cost a bomb so stock up on snacks and water and you will be good. PS. You will be offered 2000 selfie sticks for...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed yesterday

During the day it can be wall-to-wall people. Towards evening the crowds greatly lessens and the square is transformed into an enchanting world. Ringed by numerous restaurants with outside seating and orchestras, you must be there as the sun sets and the lights all over...More

Thank Richard D
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
24 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