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  St Mark's Square - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Piazza is the only urban space big enough to be called a piazza in Venice: the rest are campi.
The buildings around the Square, anti-clockwise from the Grand Canal, are the Doge's Palace, St Mark's Basilica, St Mark's Clocktower the Procuratie Vecchie, the Napoleonic Wing of the Procuraties, the Procuratie Nuove, St Mark's Campanile and Logetta and the Biblioteca Marciana.
Across the expanse of water (the Bacino di San Marco) is the Punta della Salute to the left of Baldassarre Longhena 's "Santa Maria della Salute." The Dogana di mare ("customs House") has given its name to every Italian customs shed, as Venice had the original Arsenal.
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 San marco [Sirmione by L]
Piazza San Marco, St Mark's Square, centre of Venice and the heart of the public life through the centuries, is the appropriate start and finish of your stay in Venice.
In the thousand years in wich a campanile has loomed over the piazza, it has served as a watchtower, as punishment cell (prisoners were suspended for days in a cage from the top), as lighthouse and observatory (Galileo demonstrated his telescopefrom the belfry in 1609).
The Basilica San Marco is the symbol of Venice's glory.
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 hotel san marco venice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
San Marco is the only square in Venice, which is called a piazza and it happens to be the most beautiful piazza in the world.
The square stretches in front of the Basilica of San Marco in a trapezoidal shape enclosed by the arches of the Procuratie.
The Majestic hotel suites overlook Piazza San Marco and offer a unique opportunity for an unforgettable stay in Venice, which is also known as the drawing room of the world.
www.themajestic.net /hotel_san_marco_venice.htm   (183 words)

  
 A2Z Languages: Venice, Italy - San Marco
This three-sided enclosure of the Piazza San Marco held the offices of the procurators of the basilica and a 13thcentury hospice along the south side.
Basilica di San Marco in Venice that was begun in 829 to house and honour the remains of St. Mark that had been brought from Alexandria.
Along the north side of Piazza San Marco is the Procuratie, the former residence and offices of the Procurators of St Mark, who were responsible for the upkeep of the basilica.
www.a2zlanguages.com /Italy/Venice/ve_sanmarco.htm   (536 words)

  
 St Mark's Square, Venice (Piazza San Marco)
The Procuratie Nuove runs along the west side of the square and includes the Libreria di San Marco, which was designed by Jacopo Sansovino at the request of the Venetian Republic to house the codicils donated to it by Cardinal Bessarione.
Piazza San Marco is as unique as its name: indeed it is the only “Piazza”; in Venice as the others are campi.
The Piazza put in order in this way, with herring-bone brick pavement until 1264, later with the modern type of Euganean trachyte with white stripes, which was used for the first time in 1723, from a design by Andrea Tirali, it becomes the most suitable place for fetes, cavalcades and ceremonies.
www.veniceclick.net /Guide/St-Mark.htm   (501 words)

  
 Piazza San Marco - St. Mark's Square - Venice for Visitors
The equivalent tourist magnet in Venice is the Piazza San Marco, better known to Anglophones as St. Mark's Square.
Napoleon called the Piazza San Marco "the finest drawing room in Europe." That description may have been a little off-base--there's no ceiling, and where's the sofa?--but the fact remains that St. Mark's is a far nicer place for sitting and schmoozing than the average living room or hotel lobby.
The square--let's not be pedantic!--was laid out in the 11th Century, when its area was divided in half by a canal near the café tables in the picture.
europeforvisitors.com /venice/articles/piazza_san_marco.htm   (491 words)

  
 Venice San Marco
San Marco is where you'll find most of the luxury shops and hotels as well as most services geared to tourists.
We were a short walk from Piazza San Marco, which is anchored by the beautiful St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace.
The Piazza San Marco is a chef d'oeuvre teached as almost perfect example of its type in architecture courses.
www.photo.net /italy/venice-san-marco   (655 words)

  
 Campanile di San Marco - Venice for Visitors
The present-day structure was built in 1912 as an exact replica of its predecessor, which collapsed unexpectly on the morning of July 14, 1902.
Although "campanile" means "bell tower," the Campanile di San Marco did double duty as a military watchtower when it was constructed in the 10th Century.
Later, as the tower was expanded and refined, its bronze-sheathed roof caught the sun's rays and acted as a daytime beacon for mariners.
europeforvisitors.com /venice/articles/campanile_di_san_marco.htm   (529 words)

  
 St Mark: Guide to Venice, San Marco district
The 'drawing room of Europe', as Napoleon described Piazza San Marco, is the focus of venetian life.
The elegant piazza is lined with historical cafés, where you'll have the most expensive cup of coffee in the city, but it will be well worth it.
Press on and you are ready for the greatest view in the world: Piazza San Marco from the west side.
www.veniceclick.net /Guide/sMarco.htm   (708 words)

  
 Piazza san marco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Rialto Bridge crosses the Grand Canal, joining the San Polo and Santa Croce districts to the San Marco district.
The Grand Canal is the most famous of the city's canals and here the distinctive Venetian architecture best demonstrates the dominance of the sea over the land, whilst the water reflects the city's mix of gothic, baroque and oriental style buildings.
Leaving San Marco you pass between the columns representing the entrance to the Republic, and on top of one of these we find the true symbol of Venice - the Lion of St. Mark.
venezia-hotel-framon.com /piazza-san-marco.htm   (353 words)

  
 Relais Piazza San Marco - Bed & Breakfast - San Marco - Venice
Among the luxurious inns in Venice, Relais Piazza San Marco is the best base from which to visit Venice, starting right at the heart of the action: all the most culturally and artistically interesting places are close at hand, easily reached on foot or using the vaporettos whose stops are very close to the inn.
From the landing stage head towards Piazza San Marco and walk along next to the Palazzo Ducale and the Basilica of San Marco.
Relais di Piazza San Marco is right there at the start of Calle San Basso, number 312.
www.veniceby.com /relais/pages/reach.htm   (507 words)

  
 PPiazza San Marco Chess
Piazza San Marco, when one is overwhelmed with one wonder after another, until finally the horizon opens up, and one will never forget the moment of first seeing the lagoon and the Piazza and all the splendid buildings on farflung islands across the sparkling water, and Oh!
In Piazza San Marco Chess, the sixteen squares at the center of the board represent the Piazza.
When the Piazza is dry, before each move a pair of standard dice is thrown, and if the total shown is three or less the Piazza will flood (a total of twelve is also special, as described later).
www.chessvariants.com /boardrules.dir/piazzasanmarco.html   (1015 words)

  
 Piazza San Marco by CANALETTO
Piazza San Marco, looking toward the basilica of the same name, is undoubtedly the most popular and most frequently illustrated Venetian cityscape.
San Marco is the main church of the city and the Piazza its central open space, on which the chief government buildings are located: on the left of the painting the Procuratie Vecchie and on the right the Procuratie Nuove, with the adjacent Campanile, the bell-tower of the basilica.
Nonetheless, the open construction, the loose but powerful handling of the brush and the warm colours make it clear that he was also inspired by the 'natural' stage decoration and paintings of Marco Ricci, which were considered the height of modernity at the time.
gallery.euroweb.hu /html/c/canalett/1/canal107.html   (434 words)

  
 Venice Accommodation - Information about Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
San Marco (or St Marks Square) has been the focus of Venetian life and government for centuries and is now mainly considered as the touristic center of Venice.
It is bordered by the Basilica San Marco and the Doge Palace (or Palazzo Ducale).
Choosing your Venice apartment (or Venice Hotel, BandB and Guesthouse) in Piazza San Marco is to be in the midst of it all.
www.venice-accom.com /eng/other/piazza-san-marco.shtml   (271 words)

  
 Siestiere of San Marco
The eastern end of the piazza is dominated by the Basilica and the Doge's Palace.
Close to the Rialto, the square of San Bartolomeo bustles with life, particularly in the evening when many young Venetians make this their rendezvous.The Campo has a number of drinking establishments catering to all classes along with a number of fine restaurants.
Linking Piazza San Marco with the Rialto, it is made from a string of narrow, bustling alleyways, lined by small shops and boutiques.
www.canaan.demon.co.uk /roleplaying/venice/VenGeog-SanM.html   (3463 words)

  
 Venice: In the Piazza San Marco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Piazza San Marco is one of the astounding urban spaces of the world, surrounded by arcades on three sides and opening up on the fourth side to the basilica of San Marco and the campanile.
San Marco, originally the Doge's chapel and not the cathedral, was begun in 832, and the Venetians spent much of the next 1000 years adding to it and embellishing it with artworks, a goodly number of them plundered from Constantinople.
Once in a while, the crowds of tourists part so that the church can be seen.
members.aol.com /widephoto/sanmarco1.htm   (92 words)

  
 The Piazza San Marco, San Marco, Venice, Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The eastern end of the Piazza San Marco is dominated by the city's most important historical sights - the Basilica San Marco, the Doge's Palace and the Campanile.
A little further east in the Piazza San Marco, you get a better view of the Basilica San Marco, a small section of the Doge's Palace (to the right), and the base of the Campanile.
Florian's café, on the south side of the Piazza San Marco was a popular haunt for 19th century writers such as Byron, Dickens and Proust.
www.mykreeve.net /venezia/san_marco/piazza_san_marco/index.htm   (736 words)

  
 San Marco Palace. Venice, Italy - Discounted rates at bookings.net
With a strictly limited number of guests and emphasis on the individual, San Marco Palace expresses its elegance in a understated fashion, creating a romantic hideaway just in the heart of Venice.
The San Marco Palace offers the comfort of a home away from home and each of the 26 suites features individually controlled thermostat, minibar, 25-inch television with satellite channels, radio, direct-dial telephone, in-room fax on request, safe, bathtub and/or shower.
San Marco Palace is situated in the heart of Venice; Piazza San Marco, le Mercerie dell'Orologio and Rialto bridge are at walking distance.
bookings.net /hotel/it/sanmarcopalace.en.html   (651 words)

  
 Relais Piazza San Marco two stars accomodations Venice discount hotels in   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A prestigious Venetian building in Piazza San Marco, for a magical stay at the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Among the luxurious inns in Venice, Relais Piazza San Marco is the best base from which to visit Venice, starting right at the heart of the action: all the most culturally and artistically interesting places are close at hand, easily reached on foot or using the vaporettos whose stops are very close to the Hotel.
Relais Piazza San Marco is built on four floors with a lift.
www.come2venice.com /hotel.hotel/5469   (814 words)

  
 Jacksonville Historical Society News-- San Marco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
he San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS) was formed in 1975 as a non-profit corporation to protect the integrity of San Marco’s residential neighborhood and to enhance the revitalization of its business district.
The business district was based on the Piazza di San Marco in Venice, Italy, which had impressed Mr.
Lori Boyer, a past president of the SMPS was instrumental in the facility’s design to insure the center meets the needs of the San Marco community; funds from the Balis estate are also available for new and expanded facilities in the adjoining park, Southside Park.
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 Venice: Piazza San Marco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Piazza San Marco is shown from the west.
In the centre of the composition are the façade of the basilica of S. Marco and the campanile.
This is a version of a composition the artist treated on a number of occasions, see also ' Venice: Piazza San Marco '.
www.nationalgallery.org.uk /cgi-bin/WebObjects.dll/CollectionPublisher.woa/wa/work?workNumber=NG2525   (86 words)

  
 Piazza of San Marco - Venice, Italy - Great Buildings Online
"The Piazza S. Marco was the showcase of the republic.
By then the canal called the Batario that ran west of the campanile had been filled in, and the church of S. Geminiano that straddled it had been taken down and rebuilt at the end of the extended square, across from St. Mark's.
This three-sided enclosure, the Piazza S. Marco proper, held the offices of the procurators of the basilica and a thirteenth-century hospice along the south side.
www.greatbuildings.com /buildings/Piazza_of_San_Marco.html   (250 words)

  
 Relais Piazza San Marco - Venezia, Alberghi in Venezia, Hotel Veneto Italia Italy
Relais Piazza San Marco, prestigiosa struttura di lusso, è ospitata in un'antica e caratteristica palazzina che si affaccia sulla Basilica di San Marco.
Relais Piazza San Marco offre un' opportunità unica al mondo: una vacanza indimenticabile nel cuore di Venezia, proprio in Piazza San Marco e costituisce la base migliore per visitare la città, partendo proprio dal suo cuore pulsante: tutti i luoghi di maggior interesse artistico e culturale sono a portata di mano, raggiungibili comodamente a piedi.
Con il motoscafo "Alilaguna" si arriva in Piazza San Marco (fermata di San Zaccaria) in un'ora circa (costo del biglietto: 10 euro).
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 Veneto - Venice - Belluno - Padova - Rovigo - Treviso - Verona - Vicenza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Among the better restaurants which participate in the festival are Al Sole da Tiziano, with a splendid dining room in the center of town, San Bassiano, set on the edge of town with an excellent view of Monte Grappa and Ca'7, located in a restored 18th-century villa just outside of town.
From the Grand Canal to the Piazza San Marco.
From the Palazzo Ducale to the Basilic di San Marco.
www.italiancook.ca /Veneto.htm   (904 words)

  
 1998 Italia: Venezia (Venice) Piazza di San Marco (St. Mark's Square)
We walk down the waterway, past several tourist kiosks, until we arrive at the Piazza di San Marco.
Construction of the Palazzo Ducale (Palace of the Doges) is started in 814 in Piazza di San Marco.
The journeys of Venetian merchant Marco Polo, 1271-1295, from Venice to China must be one of the most fascinating stories of the Middle Ages.
www.geektimes.com /michael/travel/1998/italia/02/venezia/piazzaDiSanMarco.html   (590 words)

  
 San Marco Piazza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Napoleon called San Marco Piazza the "Living Room of Europe." It is an amazing and beautiful place.
The Piazza is the home of several museums, shops and restaurants.
In addition there is San Marco Basilica which purportedly contains the remains of Saint Mark the writer of the second book of the New Testament of the Protestant Holy Bible.
www.myinterludes.com /VeniceItaly/2004Pictures/SanMarco/san_marco_piazza.htm   (314 words)

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