Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Italy Vacation: Venice (Piazza San Marco)

I'm already shared my undying love for Venice in my previous Venice post.  One of my most favorite parts of Venice was Piazza San Marco.  We were fortunate to be staying just a five minute walk from here which made visiting frequently very easy!

St. Mark's Basilica is absolutely beautiful.  I know I said in my Florence posts that The Duomo is my favorite but this might be tied with it now!  The detail and colors are just so pretty.

St. Mark's Campanile is the bell tower of the basilica and actually has an elevator to get to the top (yay for modern advances/no more stairs)!  On an afternoon while exploring Venice by myself while Stacy was resting due to a cold, I ventured to the top of the bell tower and it was so worth it.  The views of Venice were beautiful!

The bell in St. Mark's Campanile.

Another pretty view while wandering through the alleys. . .

This is actually the alley of the apartment we stayed in - our door in on the right side.  It was such a great location being just a 2 minute walk to a waterbus stop and less than 10 minute walk to Piazza San Marco.

Venice is a beautiful and unique city and I highly recommend a visit there if you ever have the chance.  It was crowded during the day but surprisingly not crowded at the restaurants at night.  I recommend May as a great month to go - warm weather and before summer vacations start for the Europeans!!!

Have you been to Venice?  I have one more post from our visit to Murano!


  1. I like how detailed and ornate the building are, such history. Love the pink lights, probably very beautiful at night with the softer glow.

  2. Wow! Such a gorgeous place. I love buildings rich with history. I hope to make it there someday. :)

  3. I love St. Mark's! I didn't go to the top though. I think we were pressed for time when we finally decided to do it. It was raining when I was there and the entire square was flooded. Boo. Still such a beautiful city.

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