Piazza San Marco (Venice, Italy) Reviews
Newest Review: ... pillars. The square is surrounded on three sides by imposing buildings built in the 16th Century housing shops and cafes in a colonnaded walkway above which are offices and homes that originally housed important government officials and important figures from San Marco. The pavement was originally built in the 12th century using bricks that were placed in herringbone fashion but due to the Aqua Alta (High tides from the Adriatic) and regular flooding the pavement was raised by one meter with improved drainage. The pavement was redesigned in the 14th Century and a pattern of squares of white Istrian stone was built into the brickwork whic... more
Customer Piazza San Marco (Venice, Italy) Reviews (4)
by - written on 11/08/12 (Very useful, 106 readings)
Piazza San Marco Venice. I would be absolutely amazed if anyone who visits Venice does not end up in the Piazza San Marco at some point during your visit to Venice. The Piazza is the heart of the city where most of the main tourist and important sites can be found. The Doges Palace, The Basilica San Marco, The Campanile San Marco, The Torre Dell' Orologio are all found here at the square. So many historical and beautiful buildings surrounding the square make it The place to visit if you like. If you are arriving in the city from the International airport of San Marco the Alilaguna boat will probably drop you off near the Piazza just in front of the Doges ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/06/11 (Very useful, 39 readings)
The main square of Venice has received great press throughout the years and I can understand why, it is very beautiful. It would be pointless for me to try and tell you why it's nice. I suspect everyone has heard of it or at least seen a photo, and any description I would try to give wouldn't be much justification and I suspect riddled with clichés. So I'll just say it's the most aesthetically pleasing place within possibly the most beautiful place on earth. But to enjoy it properly you need to take a few things into consideration. The first time I went it was mid-summer and I hated it. I was on a tight budget and was at a great loss for somewhere to go to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/12/01, updated on 24/12/01 (Very useful, 364 readings)
There can be few more memorable sights than one's first glimpse of St Marks Square. The guide books recommend a first entrance in time-honoured fashion, on the number 1 vaporetto from the station (or Piazzale Roma, where the buses arrive and the big car parks are), alighting the boat adjacent to the square, and making your way through the piazzetta into the square itself. I think the best way to first see St Marks though, is when you are doing the general 'being lost in Venice' thing, and then, suddenly, you turn a corner, walk through a little underpassage and find yourself in the largest piazza in Venice. And it is big... It is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/07/00, updated on 25/07/00 (Very useful, 95 readings)
The Piazza San Marco, or St Mark's Square, is the best known square in Venice. Bordered on three sides by the Museo Correr, and with the Basilica San Marco and the Campanile at the east end of the square, this is rightfully acknowledged as one of the most impressive and beautiful places in the world. When I stumbled across it while wandering fairly aimlessly (and maplessly) through the city in December 1997, the square was shrouded in fog, and the Basilica at the far end of the square was only visible at all because it was illuminated. The scene was truly ethereal, and I think just this view of the square was what really endeared Venice to me. The Museo ... Read the complete review
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