ST MARK’S SQUARE
Piazza San Marco (often known in English as St Mark's Square), the principle square of Venice, Italy, consists of two parts: the Piazza and the Piazzetta, small area from the bell tower to the lagoon at the mouth of the Grand Channel which welcomes route ships and tourist gondolas.
The embankment of the Piazzetta opens to the most recognizable attractions of Venice such as the Doge’s Palace, a tribune where the Government of the Republic make their speeches on festive occasions, St Mark's Basilica and St Mark's Campanile, the bell tower, where Galileo Galilei conducted his experiments.
From a height (for those who were lucky enough to get to the observation point of St Mark’s Basilica) Piazza San Marco, the heart of Venice, looks like a precious musical box. The Piazza resembles a rectangle with the sides formed by long galleries, in which the most famous cafes with live music are situated.
Piazza is the lowest place in Venice; therefore, it is regularly flooded by channels. Even when the weather is bad, there are many tourists at the square whose favorite entertainment is feeding local pigeons.