I have been to St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) on a number of occasions and never get bored of the stunning view, architecture and surroundings. The square itself is an architectural gem and is next to the gothic Doge's Palace and Basilica of San Marco and the bell tower, and overlooking the water. As a major tourist attraction the square is always packed (just keep your eyes open for pickpoints and your valuables safe) and is a great location for a little shopping and people watching in stunning surroundings.
Been warned eating or drinking in the square is extremely costly, as this is a tourist trap area. up to drink coffee costs less generally, and if there is live music provided there will be a cover charge for that too. Same can be said for shopping, head off into the back streets off the square and prices do start to drop. If you bring a picnic use the park around the corner as eating picnics in the square is forbidden.
There are numerous artists selling their wares alongside the canal just off the sqaure for competitve prices if you want to take a little something home.
This area can be flooded so check the time of year you indeed to travel and take your wellies if needed. St Mark's Square is a must for any visitor to Venice.
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