Travel: Destination Italy – The Venice attractions

Venice St. Mark’s Square

The Piazza San Marco is the best-known and most important square in Venice and one of the major attractions of Venice. The place is located in the south of the lagoon city and is 175 meters long and up to 82 meters wide. Tourists and countless pigeons populate it. Also, around the Piazza San Marco are some of the most important sights of Venice. Starting on the Grand Canal is the world famous Doge’s Palace, followed by the Porta della Carta.

This gate connects the Doge’s Palace St Mark’s Basilica. Then, the clock tower, the Magistrates, the Campanile with the Logetta and the BibliotecaMarciana. The Doge’s Palace is a gothic building and was impressive symbol of power of the Republic of Venice. Since the 9th Century, it was the seat of the Doge, who were elected by the National Assembly. A guided tour of the palace is sure to be a highlight of a visit to Venice.The St. Mark’s offers a fantastic interior. The reconstruction started which was completed 1094. The mosaics are an impressive example of European mosaic art of the Middle Ages.

St. Mark’s Basilica

St. Mark’s Basilica St Mark’s Square is over a thousand years old. In the middle of the 19th Century was built a chapel of the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Church became more and more important.St. Mark’s Basilica is on the Piazza San Marco Campanile.Visitors can expect an overwhelming sight inside the cathedral.

In the 15th And 18 Century, the mosaics of some famous Venetian artists were then replaced here. However, the floor also deserves attention, because the floor mosaics cover an area of 2,000 m². To protect many mosaics were covered with carpets, but otherwise ornaments, animal motifs and patterns are offered in perspective.

The remains of St. Mark are housed in the high altar. In the plate are incorporated countless pearls and precious stones.The Venice attractions are open Monday to Saturday from 9:45 to 17:00 and on Sunday from 14:00 to 17:00 clock.

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