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  • Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice 31024, Italy
  • Hours: Open daily 24hrs
  • Admission: Free

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St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco)

St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) is filled with centuries of history and is still the symbolic heart of Venice; it has even been referred to as the drawing room of Europe. With the grand St Mark's Church at one end, the Campanile bell tower rising in the middle and the elegant colonnaded arcade of famous cafes on three sides, it is a wonderful place to be - and the hundreds of pigeons think so too. 

Sit and have coffee (you'll only be able to afford one) and watch the whole world pass by while a tuxedoed band plays. Then plunge north into the narrow streets full of shops leading towards the Rialto Bridge, or west into the city's pocket of high fashion designer stores finishing with an extremely expensive Bellini at Harry's Bar, the place that invented the peach/champagne drink. Alternately, head out of San Marco to the east and stroll the waterfront on the Riva.

Practical Info

Piazza San Marco is the heart of Venice. Many vaporetto (ferries) stop there, at Vallaresso/S. Marco. When you're walking in the maze of Venice streets, look up and you'll regularly see arrows pointing to San Marco.

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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Private Tour Including San Marco Doges' Palace and Gondola Ride, ... 
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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Private Tour Including San Marco Doges' Palace and Gondola Ride

Enjoy the best of the canal city with this private 6-hour guided walking tour of Venice plus gondola ride. Get skip-the-line access to St. Mark's Basilica and ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $817.02
The Splendors of St. Mark's Venice Tour, Venice, Skip-the-Line Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

The Splendors of St. Mark's Venice Tour

Skip the line to see iconic St. Mark’s Basilica, and learn about the history of its construction and the accumulation of its treasures, during this 45-minute ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $27.95
Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tours, Venice, Walking ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 4

Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tours

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

A full immersion into Venice and its ever lasting symbols: The Doge's Palace, the Basilica of St Mark and a beautiful walking tour to learn more about life in ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.78
Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride, Venice, Skip-the-Line Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 2313 Reviews

Enjoy a walking tour of the city to discover its treasures nestled amid charming squares, bridges and narrow streets and then hop aboard a classic Venetian ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $47.30
Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, Venice, Walking Tours
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 76 Reviews

If you want to submerge yourself in the incredible history of Venice’s once-great maritime empire, this Venice tour is the perfect excursion for you. Take a ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.43
Morning Walking Tour of Venice Plus Gondola Ride, Venice, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Morning Walking Tour of Venice Plus Gondola Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Walk through Venice with a professional guide to discover the main treasures of this incomparable city. Then enjoy the unique experience of a gondola ride in ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.83
Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica Tour, Venice, Gondola Cruises
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Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

Discover Venice from a double perspective on a combined tour which includes a fascinating gondola ride and a guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica. Enjoy the city ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.75
Venice Landmarks: Walking Tour Plus St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours, Venice, Gondola ... 
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Venice Landmarks: Walking Tour Plus St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Explore the best of Venice on this complete half-day tour: guided walk between St Mark’s Square and the Rialto area, avoid the long lines to enter St. Mark’s ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.78
Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano, Venice, Skip-the-Line Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Step aboard a private boat and let the beauty of Venice enchant you as you explore one of the world’s most romantic cities and its spectacular sights with a ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $516.01
Venice Water Taxi Cruise plus Aperitivo, Venice, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Venice Water Taxi Cruise plus Aperitivo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

See Venice by stylish water taxi, and stop for prosecco and tapas-style cicchetti, too. The 2-hour cruise takes in the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge, as well ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.48

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