St Mark’s Square/ Piazza San Marco in Venice

St. Mark's Square bustling with tourists on a sunny day.

St. Mark's Square bustling with tourists on a sunny day. | Photo credit: Ingo Mehling/Wikipedia

St Mark’s Square/ Piazza San Marco Overview

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The most happening, vibrant, lively and popular square in Venice- Piazza San Marco brims with great architecture, historical sights, restaurants, cafés and people (both locals and tourists alike). Some people also refer to San Marco as the drawing room of Europe. Founded in 9th century, the square was originally a piece of land with few trees and Doge’s Palace only. As civilization started seeping in, this square saw many monuments and buildings and people coming settling in.

  Home to the prestigious Saint Mark’s Basilica, Campanile, Doge’s Palace and many others; once you are here, every attraction is at a walking distance from each other. You will also come across a band which often plays at the square. Apart from chilling out, you might want to stroll across the waterfront on the Riva or buy stuff as you wander through the streets filled with designer shops and small stores.

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Venice, Italy