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Venice's principal public space, Piazza San Marco has served as the city's social, religious, and political center for centuries. In fact, Napoleon called the square "the drawing room of Europe." It's the largest square in the city and the only one given the designation of "piazza" (the others are all called "campi"). Originally constructed in the ninth century as a small public space dotted with trees, the square was substantially enlarged in the 12th century and was paved with bricks in the 13th. Several major architectural sites surround the area. The most notable is an imposing church dedicated to St. Mark. Don't feed the pigeons--city law forbids feeding the birds in the square. To visit Piazza San Marco on your trip to Venice, use our Venice trip planner .
Tours to Piazza San Marco
Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $76
Duration: 3 hours
Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $23
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $51
Duration: 129 to 147 minutes
Piazza San Marco Reviews
Я на этой площади не первый раз. Когда я увидел её впервые, у меня появилась мечта привезти сюда семью. И теперь не только я смог восхититься красотой этой площади! more »This isn't the first time I've been in this square. When I first saw her, I had a dream to bring my family here. And now I was not the only one who was able to admire the beauty of this square!
Nella mia vita ci sono stato tantissime volte ma questa volta l'ho percorsa partecipando alla maratona ed è stata davvero un'emozione incredibile con tantissima gente! more »I've been there so many times in my life but this time I ran it out participating in the marathon and it was really an incredible emotion with a lot of people!
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