"DISAPPOINTING LOOK OF THE PIAZZA SAN MARCO." Piazza San Marco Tip by breughel

Piazza San Marco, Venice: 311 reviews and 517 photos

  Piazza San Marco summer 2010
by breughel
 
  • Piazza San Marco summer 2010 - Venice
      Piazza San Marco summer 2010
    by breughel
  • Piazza San Marco summer 2010 - Venice
      Piazza San Marco summer 2010
    by breughel
  • Piazza San Marco summer 2010 - Venice
      Piazza San Marco summer 2010
    by breughel
  • Piazza San Marco summer 2010 - Venice
      Piazza San Marco summer 2010
    by breughel
  • Piazza San Marco summer 2010 - Venice
      Piazza San Marco summer 2010
    by breughel
 

If I had not visited Venice before this summer 2010 I would have been very disappointed by the way this famous Piazza looked in July.

First the part of the Piazza near the Campanile is occupied by works. The clients of the famous and most expensive café Florian have their view cut off by the works palisade. Furthermore the left side of the Basilica is covered with a sheet (photo 1 & 2).

On the opposite side there was a large podium hiding the façade of the Fabricca Nuova with the Museo Correr. This podium, used for I don't know what event, completely destroyed the perspective of the Piazza towards the West (photo 3 & 4).

If you add to this the most miserable view on the Sights Bridge (see my tip and photo), the fact that the right side of the Palazzo Ducale is covered with a blue publicity sheet to hide the restoration works and that the façade of the Biblioteca Marciano on the Piazzetta is also covered with a sheet you might be tempted to postpone your visit to better times. However keep in mind that there are always restoration works going on in Venice. But this is the worst I saw.

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  • Updated Jan 31, 2011
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