Piazza San Marco

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  • Day23

    A night in Venice

    October 9, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    A stroll around Venice in the evening is a beautiful experience. Moving constantly from dark to light and narrow street to open squares. And the music makes it even better. Talking to your soul from around every corner.

  • Day15


    September 6, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    I was feeling a bit seedy so missed the tour of Doges palace and met the others at Cafe Florian, the oldest cafe in Europe! The rain set in for the afternoon so we stayed in and relaxed.

  • Day2


    July 22, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 31 °C

    Der Markusplatz ist 175 m lang und bis zu 82 m breit und ist der einzige Platz der Stadt, der die Bezeichnung piazza trägt. Die anderen Plätze Venedigs werden campi genannt (von ital. campo ‚das Feld‘), da sie ursprünglich nicht gepflastert waren. Alfred de Mussetnannte den Markusplatz den „Salon Europas“. Der Platz, der sich im Stadtsechstel San Marco befindet, ist geprägt von der Fassade der Markuskirche (Basilica di San Marco) mit seinem Campanile und wird umschlossen von den alten und neuen Prokuratien. In der Verlängerung durch die sogenannte Piazzetta reicht er bis vor den Dogenpalast und öffnet sich dort zum Wasser, dem Bacino di San Marco, mit dem Beginn des Canal Grande. Vor der Markuskirche befinden sich seit 1480 drei Schiffsmasten, an denen an Sonn- und Feiertagen das Markus-Banner weht.Read more

  • Day213

    A city like no other

    June 29, 2016 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    Let us start this post by simply stating that Venice is incredible. We had an amazing time here and can only wish that we had more than a day to spend in the city (not that we really have the budget for that). The physical landscape (canals, taxi boats etc.) is well known, but until you actually see it, it's hard to fathom a city built entirely on water. Even Amsterdam, another city with a network of canals, has streets with cars, parallel parking and bike paths. Venice is simply boats and narrow alleys, piazzas, and canals small and large.

    Just wandering around the city felt like going back in time, with small shops that dated back hundreds of years. Venice historically was a wealthy, intellectually advanced society built on trade with both the east and west, and the architecture and artistic choices of the city reflect this. It was clear that despite the oligarchic rule of the city, the populace was well-supported and public services were valued. Touring the former residencies and state palaces in the Museo Correr and Palazzo Ducale was a clear reminder of this, as the immense frescoes covering the walls and gold-gilted ceilings made it clear they valued public service.

    We spent a whirlwind day in the city, also touring the mammoth Saint Mark's cathedral, dining at a classic street café, ate gelato beside a small canal and took more pictures than we have in weeks. We would have loved to have more time, but at least we know we'll definitely be back :)
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  • Day23


    December 5, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

    Learnt something new about Venice on the walking tour. Venice is shaped like a fish from an aerial view and is made up of 118 islands joined by over 40 bridges. Every island has three key things. A church, a well and a campo which is a tiny area for the people to meet and engage socially. So consequently, Venice has 120 churches on this tiny lagoon. No cars are allowed past the train station. So to get around you either walk, ferry, private water taxi or by gondola which is the most expensive mode of all.Read more

  • Day3

    Tirana, Albania to Venice, Italy

    November 18, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    My original flight from Tirana was meant to leave at 7:30am, getting me into Edinburgh mid afternoon, via a short stop in Venice. However it got changed the day before to leaving at 12:45pm, meaning there was no connection available. Luckily the tour agent had a connection guarantee so they organised a hotel and flight the next morning.

    So I organised to meet up with friends Robert and his wife Gwen in the city centre. I showed them a few of the sites before having a meal, then finding a nice bar which we stayed in for the rest of the night. We were also joined by a couple of younger Tartan Army guys who were also forced to stay overnight.

    At the end of the evening, because my hotel was on the mainland, I had to navigate through the narrow and twisted passageways to get to the bus terminal to catch a taxi. I did have to ask directions a couple of times 🤔🤣
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Piazza San Marco, Markusplatz, ميدان سان ماركو, Müqəddəs Mark meydanı, Плошча Сан-Марка, Сан Марко, Plaça de Sant Marc, Náměstí svatého Marka, Markuspladsen, Placo de Sankta Marko, Plaza de San Marcos, San Marko plaza, میدان سن مارکو, Pyhän Markuksen tori, Place Saint-Marc, Trg Svetog Marka, כיכר סן מרקו, Trg svetog Marka, Szent Márk tér, サン・マルコ広場, 산마르코 광장, Markusplaz, Плоштад Свети Марко, San Marcoplein, Markusplassen, Plac św. Marka w Wenecji, Praça de São Marcos, Piața San Marco, Площадь Святого Марка, Námestie svätého Marka, Markusplatsen, Площа Святого Марка, Piasa San Marco, Quảng trường San Marco, 圣马可广场

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