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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Went on a cold but dry day, square large, clean and not many stalls selling tourist trash. Buildings good to look at but not a lot else going on here in January. Expensive shops all around and even a couple of streets back the prices...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carolmac44
Reviewed yesterday

The vibe was amazing, filled with bars on all sides, surrounded by the Basilica di San Marco, il Campanile (the bell-tower), the main Museum. However, the bars there are extremely overpriced. I would not suggest sitting there for a coffee.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NoelC781
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Clearly one of the most important places of history, unique and simply breathtaking every single time!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank primozhoce
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stunning area photos galore safe in winter expect pick pockets in summer though ! Dress up in warm coats in winter

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BruceG363
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous and large square, true heart of the Venice. Stunning architecture. Amazing array of shops, caffes and restaurants. Especially interesting is when high tides creates flooding.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank a1eksandar
Reviewed 3 days ago

A happy accident, we were eating dinner and when we came out it was raining and the tide had come in. To get back to our hotel we had to cross the square which was totally flooded. I got some of the rubber boot cover...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LVStar
Reviewed 3 days ago

On a January Sunday evening we had the place almost to ourselves. Everything is let lit and NO crowds, pedlars, tour groups.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank foresttiger2018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice open space from the crowded, narrow streets. Was nice to see the buildings that surround it and there are good transport links nearby.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BZ4eva
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just love Venezia; beautiful architecture, charming canals, delicious Italian food. Had a great weekend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SanazOrmazF
Reviewed 4 days ago

The scenery and history all over Italy is jaw dropping. My only dismay with the bigger tourist areas as this were, the peddlers in my face trying to sell me their wares! It was to the extreme and extremely annoying! I preferred taking in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lori 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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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!
January 13, 2019|
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Response from Karl G | Reviewed this property |
Take a bus to the train station, then there is a water bus just outside the entrance to the station.
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