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Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco
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Type of Attraction
Streets & Squares, Buildings & Monuments
Interests That Apply
Engineering, Architecture, Photography, Local Culture, History, Outdoors
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
Notes: Just off of San Marco Square, look for signposts. Clean, safe, gender specific.
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Piazza San Marco

St. Mark's Square

World-Famous Piazza

Expert Pick Family Time Must See

St. Mark's Square
Venice, Veneto 30124


Piazza San Marco, or St. Mark's Square, is Venice's most famous square. What appears to be a rectangle is actually a trapezium, and when you look up at the basilica, the piazza seems enormous, although it is only 175m long. On both sides of the piazza are the "Procuratie" buildings, which housed the procurators of San Marco. The oldest of these (probably built by Codussi) are on your left when you face the basilica; Longhena built the ones on the right later, in 1640. The most recent buildings, commissioned by Napoleon in 1810, lie behind.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: Open 24 hours
Visit Time: 30min-2hr
Best Time to Visit: Evening, after day-trippers have departed.
Why Best: Far less crowded, evocative ambiance.
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with some covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: San Marco linee 1 - 52 - 82 Actv
Best Modes of Transportation: Ferry/Boat Walking
Notes: Closest vaporetto stops: Valleresso (Lines 1, 82); San Zaccaria (Lines 1, 82)
Parking Availability: No

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