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Piazza San Marco

In the two aerial photos below, you can view:

  • The Piazza San Marco, which is the trapezoidal grey area in the lower left section of the top photo. (To the right, along the waterfront, you'll see platforms for water buses and tour boats.)

  • The Piazzetta, an extension of the Piazza that runs vertically between the Piazza San Marco and the waterfront of St. Mark's Basin.

  • The Correr Museum, the Archaeological Museum, and the Marciana Library along the bottom of the Piazza and the left side of the Piazzetta.

  • The Campanile di San Marco, a.k.a. St. Mark's Campanile, a bell tower that you can ascend via elevator for a fee.

  • The Basilica di San Marco, or St. Mark's Basilica, the largest and most famous church in Venice. (Admission is free.)

  • The Palazzo Ducale or Doge's Palace, which is the large U-shaped white building to the right of the Piazzetta. The Bridge of Sighs is on the right side of the palace.

  • The Gardini Ex Reali, a small park along the waterfront to the left of the Piazzetta. (The main Venice Tourist Office is a white building at the lower left corner of the park, near the public toilets.)

  • To the left of the park in the top photo, below the Calle Vallaresso, is the San Marco water bus stop for ACTV (Venice's transit system) and Alilaguna (which operates boats to and from Venice Marco Polo Airport).

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