Venice & the Veneto - San Marco (PDF Chapter)

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The neighbourhood of San Marco is Venice’s oldest and most famous. With the palace, pris-ons, government offices, mint and library crowding around the basilica, Piazza San Marco was the fulcrum of Venetian power, and it still attracts throngs of visitors today.

  • join the chorus of gasps rippling through the crowd as you enter the Basilica di San Marco, looking up to discover angels dancing across 8500 sq metres of glittering golden mosa-ics
  • maps
  • discover over-the-top state rooms, dark secrets, dingy prisons and blockbuster exhibitions behind the rosy façade of Palazzo Ducale
  • transport
  • shout ‘Brava!’ for encore performances from one of the boxes at La Fenice, Venice’s jew-el-box opera house.
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.

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