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St. Mark's Square

Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
+39 06 0427 40436
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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. While the tourists happily post for photos amid the flock, there are concerns that the birds' presence--and what they leave behind--will damage the centuries old architecture and art work.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 06 0427 40436
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really cool can't miss. It was really awe inspiring, huge square with the basilica and bell tower in the background.

Thank stephen3789
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is free to go inside,if you want to go up you will need to pay 5€ but the view is amazing and definitely worth it! Also have a nice small room with Treasures and all kind of crazy old stuff.

Thank liormizrahi
Reviewed yesterday

Coffee is expensive but as a once in a life time experience worth it. Live bands play music very good atmoshere. Pigeons can be annoying

Thank Chris J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a day in Venice. Part of the day was spent in St. Mark's Square. Lots of little shops and pigeons. Water comes up into the square sometimes but they are prepared. It was just small amounts during our trip. Musicians are playing and...More

Thank Debby B
Reviewed yesterday

St Marks square is the 42nd St of Venice.From this location the streets veer off in many directions but i suggest this as your first stop(many do).Get lost down any row street and be part of history that is Real

Thank 123dubdutch
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If all the roads lead to Rome, all the streets and canals lead to La Plaza San Marco. We fell in Love the first time ,back in the 80’s, when the kids were still with us. They had a lot of fun feeding the pigeons....More

Thank sanaya47
Reviewed 2 days ago

Between the gondolas, the museums and St Marks Plaza you have the 3 "tourist" highlights. Its all been said before and its lovely!

Thank statestreet75
Reviewed 2 days ago

Iconic views of the Basilica, Palazzi, restaurants, shops, etc. Great place to spend an afternoon. Really enjoyed our time there.

Thank T5736SIalexs
Reviewed 2 days ago

St Marks Square is the heart of Venice and yes it does get VERY busy. Go early and preferably stay in Venice itself so that at the beginning and end of the day you can see so much more before the day tourists arrive. On...More

Thank Middletonlass
Reviewed 2 days ago

St. Mark's square was so breathtaking and busy I wish it was not so crowded though. Well worth seeing even though we jostled for photo opportunities . The cathedral is massive and beautiful and the huge piazza stunning.

Thank Trevor B
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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Joseph H
24 June 2017|
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Response from RadioCork | Reviewed this property |
Hi Joseph, I have been to all 3 cities. No question Florence is my favourite. Rome is fantastic also and Venice has its own special touches. In my opinion you are doing a lot of travelling to go up to Venice from Rome and... More
26 April 2017|
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Response from Minù V | Reviewed this property |
l'acqua alta è molto comune, basta aquistare stivali di gomma in loco, i turisti si divertono molto, una esperienza che rimane per la vita.
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25 April 2017|
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Response from SJB448 | Reviewed this property |
Hi all areas of Venice are safe. We stay at the Hotel Ala near St Marks square and everywhere is accessible from there. We tended to take a walk and find a restaruant to eat in,they all have prices outside but beware of... More