City of Venice – Sestiere San Marco

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Saint Mark's Square
Address: San Marco, Venice

GPS: 12.33447209999997, 45.4340683

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Location Description

Discover Sestiere San Marco

Being the beating heart of the city and the historical residence of local aristocracy and wealthy merchants, sestiere San Marco features some of the most sought-after and elegant spots in Venice. Top-level shopping is at home here, boasting the best boutiques from Italian and international brands for fashion, jewelry and design. There’s no need to mention its beautiful architectures and the peerless view over the stunning Saint Mark’s square, for sure one of the most well-known destinations in town.

Hot venues in the district include: Saint Mark’s Square, Basilica di San Marco, Teatro la Fenice, San Zaccaria cloister, Palazzo Ducale, Museo Correr, Museo di San Marco, Music Museum, Palazzo Fortuny, Palazzo Grassi and Palazzo Franchetti.

Sestiere San Marco also includes the small Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, located in the heart of Saint Mark’s Basin and formerly of military use, it now is an important cultural hub. Its spaces host Fondazione Cini, featuring a libraray and a cultural centre, as well as its new Lo Squero auditorium.

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