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Crowds during San Marco concerts

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Crowds during San Marco concerts

I just saw on the TA forum that there is a Sting concert in San Marco on the evening we planned on going to San Marco square for dinner and a gondala ride. I cannot find any info on where exactly the concerts take place. Is it right in the square? If so, is access to the square limited? Should I stay away from the square? Thx for any info.

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1. Re: Crowds during San Marco concerts

There are often are concerts actually in the Piazza, but strangely seem to get very little publicity,

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2. Re: Crowds during San Marco concerts

I would avoid Piazza San Marco like the plague whilst a "Sting" concert is on. It is not the ideal place to take dinner in any event, you can certainly eat better, and probably cheaper elsewhere.

Two good guide book on where to eat are -

Written by the local writer Michela Sibilia her "Venice Osterie" gives brief descriptions with a photograph of a wide range of eating places all over Venice from which I am sure you can make a good choice.

Equally useful is a book by two American ladies who spend a lot of time in Venice. They are Shannon Essa and Ruth Edenbaum whose "Chow! Venice" does not have photographs but gives longer accounts of slightly fewer establishments.

Gondolas can be hired from sevsral places along the Grand Canal and are not confined to San Marco.

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3. Re: Crowds during San Marco concerts

If you go to youtube, put Andrea Bocelli Venice in the search box, then click on Time to say goodbye, you'll see what the piazza look's like during a concert.

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