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23 thoughts on “Venice: 9 Hidden Treasures of Piazza San Marco

  1. Thanks for this post! So informative full of interesting nuggets! I lived in Treviso (20mins from Venezia) and spent almost every weekend in Venice and wish I had more knowledge or made a better effort to know the history and stories behind these magnificent monuments!

    • Oh! You are living my dream, so close to Venice and spending your weekends there. That just sounds amazing. I think I might drive my camera into an early grave if I had that opportunity. 😀

    • I’m so glad! It’s a beautiful and interesting city. I don’t think I will ever tire of it. I think my husband thinks I’m crazy because I’m always wanting to go back. 😀

  2. Ew, I had no idea that happened at the pink pillars! My biggest memory is of all the HUNDREDS of pigeons that kept trying to land on me when I was there. 😆 I was too worried about trying to keep them away to notice some of this cool stuff. I’ll have to have a closer look next time!

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  4. Hey Meg,

    Man, I’ve been to Venice twice, but you definitely have an eye for detail – I missed most of these! Such a beautiful city though. Did you go to the crazy bookshop with the books in boats? That was my favourite.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. I’m dying to go to Venice and to see this all in person! Thanks for such an informative post, there are so many amazing details and interesting stories behind each of these treasures!

  6. Beautiful place! There’s no place like Venice. Sadly we went there in July, I know… so it was pretty packed but I’d like to come back slightly off-season to enjoy it the most.

  7. This post is amazing! I’ve visited this plaza when I traveled to Italy in High School but I didn’t know half these stories! It adds such a wonderful level of interest and intrigue to an already beautiful place. Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Wow, Venice is such an awesome city, isn’t it? I’d love to visit one day. And when I do I’ll definitely be looking out for those lions – every trip I’ve been on has to include animals somewhere!

  9. Lovely photos, brought back memories ! Venice is really a unique and beautiful city. For me, the best way to experience Venice is to pick a direction and wander. Getting “lost” allows you to stumble upon the city’s many secrets… thank you for showing the hidden-gems of Piazza San Marco ! It gives me an excuse for a return visit 🙂

  10. The Doge’s pink columns! I never noticed it even though my pinterest is flooded with Piazza San Marco’s photos! This is such a great list that gives us the reason behind these stunning pieces and reminds us that Venice in reality is a canvas for art.

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