A little bit of history first:
"The Basilica of San Marco overlooks one of the most beautiful squares in the world, a real marble salon, the city center for centuries. Next to both the Basilica and the Doge's Palace, all the most important religious and civil ceremonies have always been held there.This great square overlooking the water is a mixture of spaces, volumes and styles: the Procurator's residence, the bell tower, the Doge's Palace and the Sansoviniana Bookshop.
On Ascension day, the Doge and the city's most important members got on board and sailed out to the Adriatic, to the Lido port. Here the Doge threw a ring, symbolizing union between Venice and water, into the sea and pronounced the solemn formula: "We wed you oh sea, in the sign of true, eternal dominion"."
Great opportunity to experience history, architecture, and number of landmarks at one place.
Always full of people but embrace it and indulge in pure tourist heaven. I enjoyed immensely.
Word of advice,though, keep your possessions tight and close to your body as pickpocketing is a fine art here.
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