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Not just a square: Venice's Piazza San Marco

Do you know where you can find excellent artwork, food, and, yes, even pigeons? In Venice, a popular tourist spot called St. Mark’s Square, or Piazza San Marco, attracts people from all over the world with its urban comforts and surrounding excellent architecture.

Piazza San Marco is a better place to hang out compared to your hotel’s lobby; you can read a book here, buy something from street vendors, marvel at the work of the street artists, and be awed by the great architecture nearby. You can even feed the Venetian pigeons!

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But the place gets even better as the sun goes down—it’s when the magic comes alive. At night, the square is aglow; lights shine from beneath the colonnades and on every pillar. The busy area transforms into a romantic site, where live music can be heard from every corner; couples can stroll around and get lost in their own worlds. If you’re going solo, you can delight yourself with a cup of coffee while listening to the orchestras.

Feel the warm ambiance as you stare at the gleaming buildings nearby—the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Clocktower, the Procuratie Vecchie, among others.

If you’re up for some merrymaking on your Venice holiday, call up your drinking buddies and get some booze at the square; couple it with excellent food, and you’re sure to have a good time!

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