Piazza San Marco.

Arguably the most popular piazza in all of Italia is Piazza San Marco. Sitting at the social, political and religious center of Venice, Piazza San Marco is everything that is expected of it. It is so famous in Venice that it is most often referred to only as la Piazza (the piazza). We managed to stumble into the Piazza when there was almost no one there. It kind of felt like we were in on a great secret!


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It also meant that we could go up the Campanile di San Marco with next to no wait in line. The Campanile gave us the best views of Venice.

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We didn’t spend an extraordinary amount of time in Piazza San Marco, but it was beautiful. We walked around the edge of the piazza and looked in on all of the shops. I picked up a pretty sweet wallet for Fronzel made of eel leather.

I love the photo that I snapped of the young couple kissing in the square and the photo of the old woman who was feeding the birds. Probably my favorite two photos from our time in Venice.




    • We stayed at Locanda Artè on San Marco. I think it is owned by the same people who own Casa Artè. It was a lovely place. We had like a studio apartment to ourselves. The people at the front desk weren’t overly helpful. So that’s something to keep in mind if that’s important to you. We were down with just having a room that was home base and wandering around for hours on end.

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