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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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Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
San Marco
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Reviewed today

Loved the square. Live Band music in July from Restaurants. Totally over-priced restaurants for tourist prices(Coca Cola for 15Euros! we did not buy). People watching. Beautiful old clock tower. Lots of people the weekend we were there because of a festival which ends with fireworks....More

Thank Mano R
Reviewed today via mobile

This is the main square of Venice. It is breath taking but extremely busy. So pack and dress lightly. Great for coffee, tourist attractions and expensive shopping. It is also next to the ‘restaurant strip’ of good eating restaurants. If you want to really see...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed today via mobile

Went in the day also, was lovely bit hard to enjoy in summer heat and no where to take shelter as all the nearby cafes charge way too much for a refreshment ! We went at nifhtime around 9/10pm and took a ice cream to...More

Thank KatieB9494
Reviewed today

There has probably more reviews of St Mark's than most others, not sure what I could add, that hasn't already been said, so possibly a little advise, yes definitely visit St Mark's but if your on a budget, don't have a drink in the Sq,...More

1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have at least 2 hours in this area of Venice. So many things to see! Make sure you bring small euros for the bathrooms! Make it to a rooftop for the higher view. Awesome atmosphere

Thank Christa T
Reviewed yesterday

Great place to see the church and all the building in the area.get a coffee or just people watching. See the bell tower, and the clock that is very different then other clocks. ,

Thank Edward G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely recommend walking the square in the afternoon/evening when there are 5-6 bandstands with live bands playing concertos that echo in the square. Chase the pigeons (though they are tolerant and don’t fly away as they may in other cities) and admire the magnificent architecture...More

Thank lovealwayslisa8
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Piazza san marco is beautiful so bring a camera snap some wonderful pictures with your family and enjoy the view. As for the restaurants prices are completely from another planet,unless you're ok with spending 8 euros for an espresso or 18 euros for a small...More

Thank mr_realitylaval
Reviewed yesterday

So much history to learn (1500+ years) while visiting St. Mark's Square with beautiful cathedral, palace, and great cafes, live music every night and shopping/restaurants/bars. A great place to see the 100m tour (you can take elevator to the top for 8 euro).

Thank Rhett L
Reviewed yesterday

My standing recommendation to anyone visiting Venice during the summer season is check out sites very early or very late. It is just too crowded and too hot and humid in the afternoon. Early morning is pre-tour group, and most tour-groups have gone by early...More

Thank Morrie G
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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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June 24, 2018|
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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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June 13, 2018|
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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.