St. Mark’s Square

Napoleon referred to St Mark’s Square as the “finest drawing room in Europe” and when you visit the bustling square full of such architectural treasures, you can easily see why. Particular attention should be paid to the impressive clock tower. There are always plenty of visitors in the square, absorbing the atmosphere and admiring the sights. But the vastness of the square means that it rarely feels overcrowded. Beware of sitting down for coffee at one of the many attractive bars with wonderful views of the canal – prices are sky high! The square is located in one of the lowest parts of the city and is therefore one of the first areas to be covered by water if there is acqua alta, when the high volume of water in the canal means it overflows onto the streets.