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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 a private and exclusive guided tour of the best Venice has to offer. Led by a top-rated tour guide you will visit the highlights of the city on water ...  Read more

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

From USD $831.13
The Splendours of St Mark's Venice Tour, Venice, Skip-the-Line Tours
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The Splendours of St Mark's Venice Tour

Venice’s most iconic and grandiose square, St Mark’s. The extraordinary and exotic history of the most stunning space in Venice. The breath-taking ...  Read more

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

From USD $28.43
Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tours, Venice, Walking ... 
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Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tours

4 star rating: Recommended 8 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 $84.21
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 2287 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 $48.12
Small-Group Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, Venice, Walking Tours
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Small-Group Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 68 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 $75.46
Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica, Venice, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

4 star rating: Recommended 1047 Reviews

Skip the line at St Mark’s Basilica and explore St Mark’s Square and lesser-known Venice on this 2-hour walking tour. Stroll around St Mark’s Square as your ...  Read more

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

From USD $27.34
Venice Water Taxi Cruise plus Aperitivo, Venice, Walking Tours
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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 $123.58
Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica Tour, Venice, Food Tours
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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 $54.68
Doge's Palace, Unusual Venice and Gondola Ride Tour, Venice, Gondola Cruises
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Doge's Palace, Unusual Venice and Gondola Ride Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Admire Venice from the land and water on a fascinating combo tour that includes a guided visit of the Doge's Palace, an unusual walk through the lesser-known ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.67
Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano, Venice, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

On a private water taxi, you'll enjoy a private boat ride through the Grand Canal to the famous Murano Island glass factory where you'll see how they blow the ...  Read more

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

From USD $524.92

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