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Piazza San Marco

Long the political and religious heart of Venice, it’s hard to believe Piazza San Marco was once little more than a monastery garden crossed by a stream. The glittering basilica and Doge’s Palace command the east side of the square, while other stately buildings along its borders have been the backdrop for magnificent processions celebrating victorious commanders, visiting dignitaries and festivals. The western end was remodelled by Napoleon, who wished to construct a royal palace here. Today the piazza continues to bustle, with a museum complex (for further details see Museo Correr Complex), elegant cafés, live orchestras and costumed Carnival crowds – not to mention duck-boards when it floods.

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