The Piazza San Marco is one of the most beautiful squares in the world, overlooking the water and surrounded by the marble ... More
Piazza San Marco
The Piazza San Marco is one of the most beautiful squares in the world, overlooking the water and surrounded by the marble buildings of the Basilica of San Marco, the Doges Palace, the Procuratie, the bell tower, and the Marciana Library. The most important religious and civil ceremonies have always been held in this square and it is now considered the main symbol and tourist attraction of Venice.
Its beautiful, it has a wonderful atmosphere, it has lots of pigeons that you can feed and theres lots of different places to visit, both expensive and cheap.Also, beacause I went towards the end of the year there were less crowds which made it even better.There's something for everyone, not just in the San Marco Piazza, but in the whole of Venice.
I would DEFINATELY go again!
The food was wonderful - would go back just for their pizza!
Venice was "boring" it is a city built on water. For the mere fact we were there, it was an incredible experience, but if you want to see History & Architecture and the most fascinating place on earth, skip Venice and go to Rome!!
Our mistake may have been visiting Rome first. After that, all the other vacation spots just didn't compare.
We visited Rome, Pisa, Florence & Venice. Wouldn't have left Rome if I knew the other places were just "towns" with a few tourist traps.
I recently visited the amazing city of Venice, and it was one of the best experiences of my life.
I know that everyone has seen pictures or movies depicting the beautiful city, but when you actually go there you see that those pictures could never actually do it justice.
It literaly takes your breath away.
Piaza San Marco is a huge theater to watch all the tourists.It has something for everyone architecture which is stupendus birds a plenty of both kinds.I like to just find a nice place to sit in one of the resturants outside of course where they play the piano and order a wonderful gin which they serve you with nibbles and then you can just take take Venice in.Let all its sounds and smells and colors fill your mind and soul and you will be forever tied to Venice.
Yes, the place is a cliche of a cliche, and its the biggest, most wonderful living room in this phenomenal world. Imagine being able to walk into an ancient open air room at nightfall, a full moon hanging over the Campinile Tower, and a live, small orchestra is playing Ennio Morricone's "Once Upon A Time In the West," and all you can think is... this must be Heaven. The orchestra is always facile, attractive, dutiful. The espresso is always potent, if pricey. Hang around the Cafe Florian until 1 or 2 AM. Sometimes there's a musical Venetian who will wander out with his flute or violin and take advantage of the eerie acoustics. Chances are someone will hit up on you for a late night tryst, and be choosey: Venice bleeds with intrigue and a twinge of the diabolical. She has many, many faces, but most wonderful. Go let the magic happen. Ditch your guidebooks. Go get lost in Venice, just avoid the red dwarf. As for people who complain that it sometimes smells, or is, ha, old, well, stay home and vegetate in front of your plasma screen with your DVDs. Leave Venice for the dreamers and poets and lovers.
This is a great place to relax and grab a beer at one of the cafes. We used this as our main meeting points for our group since it is the easiest landmark to find. Would not recommend buying your souveniers in the shops around the Piazza as you will find the prices much higher than others in Venice.
This is the perfect place to sit and people watch. There's plenty of entertainment, from watching tourists get swarmed by pigeons (don't ever buy pigeon food from locals here!), to painters, musicians, students, and the sky in the night lights.
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