"St. Marks Square" Piazza San Marco Tip by MikeAtSea

Piazza San Marco, Venice: 311 reviews and 517 photos

  St. Marks Square
by MikeAtSea
 
 

St Mark?s Square is called a piazza and not a campo to distinguish it from the other squares and to emphasis its singular beauty - it is quite unique as a place for strolling about in and as a gathering place. Occupying the present area since the 12th century, in 1264 the square was paved in herringbone pattern bricks: this was in fact the original paving style that used to line the streets and squares of Venice. The present-day Euganean trachyte paving stones date from 1723. Enclosed on three sides by the arcaded buildings of the Procurators, it was once a remarkable showcase for feasts, ceremonies, tournaments and fairs.
You find many tourist feeding doves here - though they have become a pest, and it is recommended that you leave them alone!

Directions: Piazza San Marco
Phone: +39 06 0427 40436
Website: http://www.associazionepiazzasanmarco.it

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  • Written Nov 3, 2006
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