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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...more
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31024 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely Piazza. Lot's to see and do. Watch out for the seagulls stealing your food though. Is quite a tourist trap but would be worse in peak season I think. Very picturesque

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 136lynne
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went here in March and found it comfortable to move around as it gets really busy after Easter. Some great architecture and a good place for photos. It can flood sometimes so be careful when you go as they do have high tides in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mark g
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great atmosphere and iconic square. Coffee here is a must. But get it to go it’s much cheaper. Then get lost in the little streets of Venice. Perfect.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The ambiance of the Square is only spoiled by all these guys trying to sell tat or pigeon food. The latter got quite aggressive if somebody took photographs of these birds and had not paid for the bird seed! Such a stately Square spoiled by...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Roy H
Reviewed yesterday

One of the most beautiful squares in the world. It is quite clean compared to the many tourists here.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Melinda_Nmth
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went early morning and missed the queues. Was lovely. Visited later in the afternoon (off season) and it was so crowded. Much better when a bit more quiet. At night beware of the rose sellers. They're very pushy but if you're firm they leave...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is definitely a massive square with the beautiful architecture you expect in Venice, but the crowds are massive and we weren’t there during high season.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 768sherylb
Reviewed 2 days ago

San Marco square is the main tourist attraction in Venice & it is beautiful, but gets very busy once the day trippers arrive on the boats so to see it all clearly & get the best photos go between 7am & 8am, take amazing photos...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MandKPerth
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Square was the place to be in Venice. Packed with tourists. Beautifully designed. St Marks Basilica is intricately designed and a sight at one end of the square. Places to sit and relax and take in the view.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PennysOpinion720
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing central square..not just from historic and archetecture but also for activities mausems...try to imagine the square in diffenet centuries.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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March 12, 2019|
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Response from mother123458 | Reviewed this property |
I think maybe is better to hire a local guide or going in a gondola to many places. Some places are difficult to go in a wheelchair.
February 2, 2019|
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Response from X847IKmichaell | Reviewed this property |
Hi we stayed only 5 mins walk from St Marks square and we had a fantastic time the only thing we didn't do was a gondola ride as we had more fun trying all the back streets. We had amazing food and only spent about £450 in... More
January 14, 2019|
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Response from MarisolB339 | Reviewed this property |
Highly recommend to book the return to be sure you will be on time for your flight!