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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
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

Was sitting at Cafe Florian by the square as waiting for my hotel room and simply just enjoy the hustle and bustle of Venice. Even better when sitting during night time, you can hear live music from one cafe to another cafe.

Thank Myra W
Reviewed yesterday

The place is a must see in Venice! Be careful with the restaurants which are surrounded around this place. The restaurants looks elegant but they are not, the prices could be very high. The service ( even thou that the waitresses are wearing suites )...More

Thank DorothyJ81
Reviewed yesterday

I love St. Mark's Square. I tend to love all beautiful old squares in European cities. Are they touristy? You bet. Are they still magical? Absolutely, Don't let anyone talk you out of wandering around and enjoying yourself there. Don't feel bad if you want...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Giant square anchored by St. Mark's Basilica. Around the square are all kinds of touristy eateries and very high end shops like Rokex and Nardi's.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed yesterday

A must do on any trip to Venice to get those classic pictures. Its such a big area that, whilst busy, doesnt have a crowded feel.

Thank NorwichTraveller1
Reviewed yesterday

Too many people. You cannot imagine. Unless it is okay for you to stand in 10k people at a big concert and have no rock-star coming out singing, then just no. It is literally not possible to take a photo without 100 people photoboming you,...More

Thank DayTrip733527
Reviewed yesterday

World famous highlight for any trip to this amazing city, the only trouble is the exorbitant prices charged by the famous cafes and bars fronting the square, but enjoy the music and general atmosphere in the early evening, remarkable

Thank Lambourntraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a big bustling piece of history... walk in and you can either get completely overwhelmed or enjoy it. My family, read wife/better half and two boys ages 7 and 3, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. We stopped for over priced drinks with over...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is a lot to see around the square. However there are not many places to rest in the square, which is a pity. The eateries around the square charge over the top as they know you need to sit. A tea or coffee for...More

Thank Karan S S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We unfortunately did not have good weather on the day we arrived at the square, however this did not stop the festivities. You would hear people singing and dancing to Italian songs. The Square is absolutely breathtaking and on each side of the square there...More

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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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catherineldx
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Response from SF94114 | Reviewed this property |
While I haven't been in Venice for New Year's eve in quite some time, it shouldn't be too difficult to find a nice place that meets your needs. There are quite a few blogs out there with recommendations. For instance, search... More
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Response from Kevin R | Reviewed this property |
No, you cannot drive in Venice—but you can drive to Venice, leave your car in a garage or lot, and proceed to enjoy the city of canals car-free. Since parking costs €24–€29 per day, it's a good idea to return your rental... 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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