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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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The surprise came emerging from a small street and suddenly you are viewing the piazza, it’s quite breathtaking. Bigger than I expected with the basilica at the end. Would have liked to visit the tower but the queues were very long so I’m left having...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Peter S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oh what a beautiful spot this is in Venice! Simply divine! Lots to see and do at this spot with plenty of good eating/drinking places! You can get here on foot or by water bus! A must to observe and take in all its wonders!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TashEKane
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful area with stunning architecture, but it is busy with bustling tourists and overpriced souvenir sellers. We didn't spend too long here as preferred to see the quieter side streets. Definitely worth a look, even if just passing through

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jozy74
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Make sure to ask for certain rules that there are, for example you can not seat on the stairs nearby, there are people with white jackets giving free guides(these include the rules), aside from that enjoy your visit!!!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank toriavonder
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have to go and not just pass through. You MUST linger, you must people watch, and you must just take in the history of this beautiful place. I was there several times over 4 days but I enjoyed it the most after midnight. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank GeneseoSupremo
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Piazza is a great open space with shops and restaurants in the buildings that surround the square. We did not eat or drink in the square, but heard you have to be aware that you may be charged a lot if you sit at...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Anne W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Used ItalyXP they have been great the vendor who did our gondola ride at the Santa Maria del Giglio location was very bad, you have a group of grown men walking around with their chest puffed put. Some tourist began to get loud about having...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cevdetjeffb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When in Venice lots to see and do but on a day trip this was the first place to see . Very impressive

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JCJOHNCONNOR
Reviewed 2 days ago

San Marco is a must see place in Venice. Located between Public Water Taxi stations San Marco and S Zaccaria, the place has very nice aura, activities, music, restaurants, places to be and enjoy the openness etc. Although during the months of June i was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Fawad E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perfect to just sit and watch the world passing while sipping on an Aprol or Beer I was happy to say no folding while I was there

Date of experience: July 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
...More
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Austin H
March 29, 2019|
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Response from missamorgan10 | Reviewed this property |
We travels from the airport to our hotel on the grand canal and it took 55 minutes . Our hotel was a 15mins walk from saint Marco square. We were central to saint Marco. Hope this helps.
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Grannypammy
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.
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763jaynem
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
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