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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
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Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A large square with beautiful architecture surrounding it including a large tower that you can pay to go up (can’t remember what it’s called but it gave great views of Venice 369 degrees.) there were men throwing bird food for the pigeons and gave the...More

Thank Richard N
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Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful square with historical buildings all around. Four? nice outdoor restaurants in the square to have a drink, snack or have a meal with a live band playing. The square is surrounded by high end shops and is very busy. Very nice to see...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful, very busy square. Walk around and see restaurant's (one with a string quartet playing, entrances to museums and St. Marks (although the queues to this can lead back to the water !)

Thank John E
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Reviewed yesterday

Anyone who visits Venice has to drop in to San Marco, even if just to tick it off your list. Early in the morning is the best time, before the queues start. Any later in the day and the place is packed with tourists, still...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

San Marks Square is a must see while in Venice. There is so much history, great restaurants, many wonderful little markets and the views are stunning. Literally no matter where you turn it feels like you are in a painting.

Thank Nadia G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is a must see in Venice as the surroundings are incredible. However there is nowhere to sit and if you sit on the stairs or floor you get told to stand up!! Also it is full of pigeons because of men feeding them...More

Thank Melissa M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can be extremely packed during the day but once the sun sets the place is incredible. Listen to the music playing from the restaurants and enjoy an incredible view of the place and square. A must do in Venice.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s very pretty here to walk around, even if you don’t go into any museums, definitely worth a pass through. Anytime after 8am there will be swarms of chinese tourists. I went at 715am one morning and was delighted with how quiet it was, however...More

Thank Nick P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see place in Venice. Great views and street music all day. We enjoyed walking back and forth and took many pictures.

Thank Oleg P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love the live bands performing outside the restaurants and beautiful lighting of the building. A good place for wedding photography and honeymoon.

Thank BTeoPTL
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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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Response from Wisam G | Reviewed this property |
You have two choices: 1. Using FlixBus by €6 almost, to take you to Venice bus station, but you need to take another transportation (Like taxi boat or public boat) "with different prices" from bus station in Venice to take... More
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Response from Kim K | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to get a bus from your airport and then a water bus from the mainland. San Marco has at least three stops very near it, and is busy until after midnight. You shouldn't struggle to get tp your hotel.
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Response from Sunshineqld | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you contact The Venice Information Centre, you may have to google to find the site, the baby carrier should not be considered a bag, it is a child carrier, I hope you are successful, and happy holiday.
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