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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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Reviewed yesterday

I was fortunate enough to visit as a kid. And brought my family here recently. The gasps and faces my kids made when we rounded a corner and stepped into the square were almost tear jerking. It more than holds its own. Just beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ok so it is expensive, it is the heart of Venice, it is a given, but you HAVE to spend one evening of your stay here at least, sitting watching the musicians with a good bottle of wine or a cocktail, enjoying the delicious little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jo B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The first day I visited, the square, it was flooded. Interestingly, by the afternoon the water had subsided and the square was lively with tourists. Its a typical square, similar to many squares in european towns. On one side is the clocktower and the Basilica....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GoldnAdvice
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The square is a must go if you are in Venice. Cafes in the square are very expensive which is expected. My one tip would be to visit the square at night... I stumbled across it by accident and it is beautiful in the moonlight...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alexr193
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a romantic location ! From the towering bell tower to the stunning backdrop of the basilica San Marco, The high stone walls and the doges palace. We spent a few days staying just off the square over #valentines. A perfect backdrop for some romantic...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 763aidanh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited St Marks Basilica on Valentines Day in 2019. St Marks Square (including St Marks Basilica) is an absolute must do for everyone!! I would also highly recommend those romantics considering going on Valentines Day or to celebrate a special occasion 🥰 I would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a skip the line ticket to go up the bell tower in St Mark's square. Stunning views across the city and water/ Really worthwhile!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank corme2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Venice is extremely romantic and st marks square is equally as romantic, it wasn’t very warm but when the sun shone it was very bright & warm. Loads of shops and things to do.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sjr4444
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Full of atmosphere and culture, such a beautiful place to see. Get lost in the side streets where you can shop till you drop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank flybyuk
Reviewed 4 days ago

St Marks Square is just as I’ve pictured it over the years. It was extra special because we were there while the thousands of little white lights still hung down like icicles all around the square in front of the shoppes as decorated for the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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2 February 2019|
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Response from X847IKmichaell | Reviewed this property |
Hi we stayed only 5 mins walk from St Marks square and we had a fantastic time the only thing we didn't do was a gondola ride as we had more fun trying all the back streets. We had amazing food and only spent about £450 in... More
14 January 2019|
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Response from MarisolB339 | Reviewed this property |
Highly recommend to book the return to be sure you will be on time for your flight!
14 January 2019|
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Response from Karl G | Reviewed this property |
Take a bus to the train station, then there is a water bus just outside the entrance to the station.