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Piazza San Marco

About Piazza San Marco

Basic Information:


Piazza San Marco is the most visited and crowded squire in Venezia. The most interesting and visited places of Venezia are here. On the one side there is Basilica di San Marco, close to it is Palazzo Ducale (The Doge's Palace), and behind it is passing via Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) you will enter the old prison where were close famous people as Giacomo Casanova. And in front of them is Campanile di San Marco (The Tower San Marco), where you could have the most beautiful view over the whole Venice. On the main Piazza San Marco is also The Civil Museum Correr.

Who knows why the old Venetians decided to call Piazzetta di San Marco the part that is not a part of the big Piazza but an adjoining open space connecting the south side of the Piazza to the waterway of the Venice Lagoon. Piazzetta di San Marco lies between the Doge's Palace on the east and Jacopo Sansovino's Libreria which holds the Biblioteca Marciana on the west.

From the side into Venice Lagoon you have a beautiful view throw the Island - Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore and its Basilica.

On the main Piazza San Marco you can take a beautiful but not such economic italian coffee outside. In exchange you will have a beautiful view into Torre dell'Orologio (The Clock Tower) and all other building you read about here.



On the side of Piazza San Marco throw the Venice Lagoon, but not only there, you will notice the statue of the strange Lion with wings - the symbol of Venezia. Antic Venetians architects have heart about Lions but they have never seen them and so why they did them in the past with wings!


Opening Hours

It is one open area so you could visit it 24 of 24 hours.



Venezia, The end of Canal Grande

In front of Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore


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Map of Piazza San Marco


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