Piazzetta San Marco

Lying between the Doge's Palace and the Marciana Library, this extension of Piazza San Marco opens out onto the lagoon and offers superb views of San Giorgio Maggiore church, a masterpiece by Palladio. It is adorned by a pair of columns atop which stand statues of St Theodore and the lion of St Mark. These granite columns were brought from the East in 1172 and act as a kind of symbolic gate towards the Adriatic.

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Address:

Piazzetta San Marco, 30124 Venezia

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