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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...more
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Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
San Marco
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Visited Venice with my boyfriend in the summer. This was one of our places planned to visit. It was lovely to see and have a walk around.

Thank AmyYong
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The square is quite large for Venice, surrounded by the Basilica, Palace, museums cafes and shops. Nowhere to sit and relax other than a cafe. You are not allowed to sit on the steps anywhere. They have people telling you to move along. There are...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Together with the Grand Canal this is the heart and soul of Venice. Can get very crowded during the day especially when cruise ships are in . I prefer the square in the evening and you can get some great color in your photos near...More

Thank ron m
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Venice is wonderful and St Marks Square is bang in the centre. We enjoyed an overpriced coffee and people watching in the square. We visited the tower with great views over the whole city. St Marks square is where all the tourists head for but...More

Thank Trevorkmcc2020
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went during the day and late in the evening which I recommend to fully appreciate the buildings. Theres free live music thanks to the fancy restaurants. Don't sit on the stairs or you'll get told off

Thank mikaelajm
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The square was full of things to do. The best thing we suggest is sit down in one of the coffee shops and enjoy the scenery and listen to the music. The take a stroll around and visit the nice shops around.

Thank jack_et_jill
Reviewed yesterday

Great place to see the cruise ships go by in the evening, whilst enjoying a drink or two in the square.

Thank Mvtm215
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really a beautiful place. A must see in Venice. Problem is that everyone else wants to see it. Best answer is to go at the low tourist times, November or April. Crowds are less and you will have a much better time. Also a better...More

1  Thank cbrsantafe
Reviewed yesterday

the square is massive with beautiful buildings around, very close to the canal. and a walk away from the shopping.

Thank Danny D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful square at night with 3 orchestras playing and moonlight. If you want to sit you must order a drink which is priced to pay for the entertainment

Thank Tim J
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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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24 June 2018|
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Response from Wisam G | Reviewed this property |
You have two choices: 1. Using FlixBus by €6 almost, to take you to Venice bus station, but you need to take another transportation (Like taxi boat or public boat) "with different prices" from bus station in Venice to take... More
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14 June 2018|
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Response from Kim K | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to get a bus from your airport and then a water bus from the mainland. San Marco has at least three stops very near it, and is busy until after midnight. You shouldn't struggle to get tp your hotel.
8 June 2018|
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Response from Sunshineqld | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you contact The Venice Information Centre, you may have to google to find the site, the baby carrier should not be considered a bag, it is a child carrier, I hope you are successful, and happy holiday.