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In this chapter we are talking about the most famous and admired area of ​​Venice by tourists from all over the world: the San Marco District.

The San Marco District is the oldest and most famous area of Venezia, its monuments, its palaces and its works of art, still testify to the pride and power of the Serenissima.

Although this district is the lowest point of the city, and therefore often subject to tides, it is here that the first inhabitants settled, starting to cultivate and build on this small island, perhaps, also thanks to its strategic position between the continental area and the lagoon.

The San Marco District

Once, where today stands San Marco Square, a Rio flowed which divided two churches one in front of the other, the first, an oratory dedicated to the patron San Teodoro, which stood on the site where today we find the famous basilica, and the second, a sanctuary dedicated to San Geminiano, located on the other side of the square, near the Correr Museum.

In the year 828, an event definitively marked the fate of the square, making it the political and religious heart of the city. At that time, the good fishermen from Malamocco and Rustego da Torcello, stole from Alexandria of Egypt the body of San Marco Evangelista, taking it to Venezia.

The San Marco District

Since then the saint became the patron saint of the city, and the most modest San Teodoro was deposed with his oratory, replacing it with the sumptuous basilica, where the corpse is still preserved. The District, which today extends from the San Marco Basin to the Rialto Bridge, is not only the geographical center of the island, but the pure essence of Venezia.

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◊ SAN MARCO DISTRICT ◊

The San Marco District

SAN MARCO SQUARE

San Marco Square

Hundreds of paintings represent the square in all its aspects, and it is a place that has never ceased to fascinate artists...  ⇒ Continue

SAN MARCO BELL TOWER

San Marco Bell Tower

The first bell tower was built between 888 and 912, which was used as a lighthouse for navigators, later it took a lesser role...  ⇒ Continue

SAN MARCO BASILICA

San Marco Basilica

The first was built in 829 to have the remains of San Marco stolen from Alexandria in Egypt by two sailors the previous year...  ⇒ Continue

THE DUCALE PALACE

The Ducale Palace

In 810 the doge Agnello Partecipazio donated the islet that now houses the building facing the San Marco Basin, thus starting construction...  ⇒ Continue

THE CLOCK TOWER

The Clock Tower

At the top of the tower, the bronze statues of the two Moors strike the bell every hour, while below, the blue enamel clock face...  ⇒ Continue

GRAN TEATRO LA FENICE

Gran Teatro La Fenice

Twice destroyed by fire, it is now beautifully restored. Home to important opera, symphonic and festival seasons...  ⇒ Continue

SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE BASILICA

San Giorgio Maggiore Basilica

The church and monastery built between 1560 and 1580 are among the greatest architectural achievements of Andrea Palladio, who managed...  ⇒ Continue

CONTARINI DA BOVOLO PALACE

Contarini Da Bovolo Palace

The small courtyard with seven ancient wells frames it wonderfully. It represents the taste for decoration and engineering skill...  ⇒ Continue

◊ THE VENEZIA PROVINCE ◊

Holds an artistic and cultural heritage like few other areas in the world, its lagoon has been the cradle of local civilization and its coastline offers renowned seaside resorts. This province, rich in resources, hides elegant villas and pretty villages, even if the most precious and brilliant stone is represented by the island of Venice, an island which has a beautiful fish shape which protect the most beautiful, romantic and mysterious city in the world. It’s built on a series of marshy islets. Unfortunately it is subject to the tides of the Adriatic Sea and frequent floods but continues to survive in spite of all the predictions. Plan your holidays in the Venezia province, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.

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