Piazza San Marco

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Piazza San Marco
Venice, Italy
041 529 87 11
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Loads and loads and loads of pigeons, that's not an exaggeration! Bring an umbrella if you're wearing clothes that can't take having bird poo washed off them...  :)  And don't touch the birds - they do carry loads and loads and loads of bacteria...
P.S. I bought a little bag of corn seed to give the birds, and found at least 3 funny looking worms in it...   :)
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Water bus lines 1, 52 and 82 will stop right at St. Mark's Square.
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First To Review: Marco M.
5.0 star rating
May 14, 2009
Venice was a city you wanted to get lost it, and at the heart of this amazing city was the Piazza San Marco. During the day, tourists from all over the world pour in to partake of it's beauty (usually stopping to feed the Venetian pigeons along the way.) At night, it was a wonderful gathering place to have an outdoor dinner, listen to beautiful music, dance and watch artists at work. The Piazza San Marco has been coined as "the drawing room of Europe." I must agree; it truly is an inspirational location.
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5.0 star rating
Apr 15, 2009
Wow! Venice was beautiful!! I loved it so much. I went with my parents and sister last summer and it was warm and busy, but it was great! We walked around pretty much the whole city. My sister and I had a day to ourselves where we went exploring through the city and shopping. On our way back to our hotel we got lost, but it was fun trying to find our way back and we eventually made it home. We also went to see a live orchestra in one of the old buildings. It was one of th most awesome experiences of live music, the main performer, a young violinist, was so passionate and the best I've heard! My sister and I also went to an Opera (which was a story made from different songs from different famous Operas) which we went from room to room in an old palace when the scenes changed. The day/night that this was on, theres was a water bus/taxi strike in the whole of Venice so we had to pretty much run through the whole of Venice to firstly be on time and secondly to actually find the Palace. We also hadn't eaten and it was quite a long Opera so on the way we popped into one of the roadside stores that have pizza in the windows, we asked for one and they heated it up in the microwave! We were a bit apprehensive about trying it but it was without a doubt the best pizza we had ever tasted!! I loved Venice and I thoroughly recommend it!
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4.0 star rating
Apr 20, 2009
Alvorens Venetïe te kunnen betreden is een boottrip vereist. Dit is al een hele belevenis met een prachtig uitzicht. Eens daar zie je al de gezellige marktkraampjes al staan. Als je dan op het San-Marco plein bereikt val je achterover van de pracht en praal! Vergeet zeker het D'hogenpaleis niet te bezoeken. Het is wel zo dat je desondanks het goede weer beter geen korte broeken, rokjes of topjes aandoet. Doe je dit wel bestaat de kans erin dat je een groot oranje doek moet kopen of dat je zelfs niet binnen mag wat enorm zonde zou zijn. Zoals in iedere grote stad kan je ook hier fijn winkelen, je hebt er de grootste merken. Helaas is een bezoekje aan Venetïe wel enorm duur. Een terrasje doen hoort er gewoon bij en daarom raad ik iedereen aan om wat verder door de stad te lopen naar het woongedeelte en daar een terrasje te doen. Het scheelt enorm veel qua geld en de sfeer en gezelligheid blijft. Het geeft ook een heel ander, aangenaam gevoel om tussen de bevolking zelf te lopen. Ik zou zeggen geniet van Venetïe, het is een echte aanrader. Vergeet zeker geen mooi maskertje te kopen als souvenir en hou rekening met de vertrektijden van de boten!
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4.0 star rating
Aug 9, 2009
I must say this is a breathtaking and unique place in Venice. If you are wondering the narrow lanes of Venice and then see the opening to Piazza San Marco, your eyes will gaze straight to the architectual wonders that surround you. Less than 500 meters away from the square is the waterfront, and centered is the Basilica di San Marco. Be sure to enter the Basilica to look around and then the Tower directly accross to get the ultimate panoramic view of Venice. Take plenty of pictures and if you have the time, take pictures at different times for a 360 degree lighted background of all Venice. What a wonderful place to be and be sure to just let yourself get lost in the passageways of Venice to fulfill the trip.
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2.0 star rating
Apr 6, 2009
The Plaza is wonderful, it's surrounded by the old Venecian architecture, it's the heart of the old Venecia and THE hot spot for tourists. It's surrounded by historical buildings the most famous being the St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. It's a perfect place to take pictures, however it's swarming with tourist so if you want a perfect shot you should visit it early. Bear in mind that during and after high tide it becomes flooded. While visiting Venice remember that wherever you'll go you're surrounded by pavement and concrete which combined with the blistering sun sap your strength quickly so you better be prepared for it!
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