Piazza San Marco 🇮🇹

Piazza San Marco, often known in English as St Mark’s Square, is the public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as la Piazza (“the Square”).

The Piazza San Marco is not far above sea level and during the Acqua Alta, the “high water” from storm surges from the Adriatic or heavy rain, it is quick to flood. 


The history of the Piazza San Marco can be conveniently covered in four periods, but the only pre-renaissance buildings and monuments still standing there are St Mark’s, the Doge’s Palace and the two great columns in the Piazzetta.

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