The Piazza San Marco (Piazzetta) is the social, religious and political center of Venice. At the east end of the square is the Basilica of St. Mark. It is the most famous church in the city of Venice and one of the most famous examples of Italian-Byzantine architecture. Adjacent and connected to it is the Doge's Palace, one of the main landmarks of Venice in northern Italy.
The Piazza San Marco is also quite an interesting place. Many of the contents here are also very simple. You can also see some places that are suitable for visiting. The area of the small square is not very large, but it has a strong presence in Venice. .
I like this small square. There are not many people in the square, but I feel very free. There are some newsstands and some small shops selling flowers. Especially the small shop selling flowers, the photos are very beautiful.
Between the Doge's Palace and the Library of San Marco, there are two tall stone pillars called San Marco and San Todaro. The first is the flying lion statue on the left column, which is the emblem of Venice, Saint Mark. Mark was originally a disciple of Jesus, the author of "The Gospel of Mark" in "The Saints". The Venetians built Piazza San Marco to commemorate him; and the top of the pillar on the right is the patron saint of Venice during the Byzantine period-San Todaro . [Scenery] [Fun]
Disembark at the pier of S. Zaccaria (Jolanda), turn from the Slavs embankment next to the Doge’s Palace into Piazza San Marco. You will pass two towering white stone pillars. This is the national gate of Venice. The tops of these two tall stone pillars are respectively sculptured with flying lions and the early patron saint Diodor. Between these two stone pillars, it was the place where the death penalty was executed in the Republic of Venice, commonly known as the guillotine, so most people do not pass between these two pillars.
Anyway, it is part of St. Mark's Square, which can also be said to be the only place to enter the main square. Although it is not surrounded by historical buildings, the small square faces the pier and the market, where visitors can see the scenery of the Grand Canal.