By the way: St. Mark's Square alone stands on more than 100,000 tree trunks. Unimaginable, how many tree trunks were rammed into the ground for the whole city.
By the way, pigeons do not exist in masses anymore, because pigeon feeding is forbidden in Venice meanwhile. So: leave your breadcrumbs at home ;-)
Piazza San Marco, located in Venice, is one of the most important Italian squares, renowned throughout the world for its beauty and architectural integrity, and it is the only square in Venice. It is the only urban area of Venice that takes the name of the square, because all the other spaces in the form of square are properly defined fields. Its main body has a trapezoidal shape and is 170 meters long: on it are grafted other areas. It is also known as the "Square" or "the drawing room of Europe".
Napoléon Bonaparte once called Piazza San Marco "Le plus élégant salon d'Europe", and even today the sublime of the square in front of the Basilica di San Marco with the Campanile, surrounded by the old and new procuraties, and the extension of the Piazzetta San Marco with the Doge's Palace, opening to the water, the Bacino di San Marco, and the southeastern entrance of the Grand Canal, barely touched one of the many thousand visitors.
The origins of Venice's connection with Saint Mark go back to the 9th century, when the 11th Doge of the Republic, Giustiniano Participazio, replaced the previous patron saint of the city, Saint Theodorus, with a new and powerful heavenly support. On the one hand, he was to assist the Republic against the mighty Frankish kingdom in the north and, on the other hand, to compete with Rome and its patron St. Peter. Venetian merchants had previously, according to tradition, the relics of the evangelist Mark from Alexandria in Egypt, where he had died as a martyr, brought to Venice.
Piazza San Marco in the San Marco district of the same name. I can recommend this place in the evening and very early in the morning when the day tourists have left the city. Tickets for the sights should be bought in good time. At the moment, because soon it is carnival, everything is beautifully decorated and illuminated. And for all who believe Venice has forgotten to take off the Christmas lights, no 👎. The main fire starts soon.