Piazza San Marco is Venice's most famous piazza. What appears to be a rectangle is actually a trapezium, and when you look up... More
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco is Venice's most famous piazza. What appears to be a rectangle is actually a trapezium, and when you look up at the basilica, the piazza seems enormous, although it is only 175 meters long. On both sides of the piazza are the Procuratie, which housed the procurators of San Marco. The centerpiece of the piazza is the Basilica di San MarcoThe oldest of these (probably built by Codussi) are on your left when you face the basilica; Longhena built the ones on the right later, in 1640. The most recent buildings, commissioned by Napoleon in 1810, lie behind.
The Piazza San Marco is a fascinating place. The architecture and history of the area is simply amazing. In the relatively small area there are so many things to see and do and experience. Be sure to visit the Doge's Palace and the prison including the Bridge of Sighs. Do not hurry through. Take the time to experience it.
Feeding the pigeons is a must do. Anywhere else I would NEVER do this but here..... Little kid will either LOVE it or HATE it. There are a bunch of cool shops and pizza is awesome!! Must see place!
The Piazza San something was lovely I will never forget the experience everyone made you feel so welcome and the local men were stunning I went to get over my boyfriend and It was probably the best thing I have ever done it was amazing!
Fantastic! The square started a quick (5 hour) tour of Venice on a business trip. The architecture and setting was perfect. At night when it's almost deserted it is totally stunning. Thank you Maria Lucia!
Perfect spot to begin your tour of Venice, or end the day with the sunset and some waves from the grand canal. So many important structures are within walking distance, plenty of food and drink as well. Most walking tours begin here. Use this area to see the other side of the Bridge of Sigh!