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Piazza San Marco

Listed under Squares, Streets & Urban Spaces in Venice, Italy.

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At the heart of Venice lies the Piazza San Marco. At times over its history, dating back to the 9th century, Venice’s only piazza has been the political, religious and artistic centre of the city. Three landmarks dominate the square: St Mark’s Basilica, its campanile (bell tower) and the Doge’s Palace. The latter two are worth their entrance fees, the Basilica its often long line. The piazza is a truly stunning space and is a great way to kick off your time in Venice with a bang. However, those who with an aversion to tourist crowds will probably find much to grumble about.

Written by  Joseph.

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The Drawing Room of Europe

Piazza San Marco - St Mark's Square - is one of the grandest urban spaces in the world. The time to come is early evening - as the heat of the day is cooling, find a seat outside at the Caffe Quadri or Lavena and listen to the orchestra while sipping your Prosecco. OK, so it will cost you an arm and a leg, but where else can you sit with these views, listening to this music. Magical - a before you die experience if ever there was one.

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