The main piazza (square) of Venice is undoubtedly Piazza San Marco. It’s a large square ringed on two sides by tourist restaurants with classical music playing and dominated by St Mark’s Basilica.
On the day I was there it had been raining and the image below is a wet refection of the Basilica on the paved Piazza surface.
It’s design originally marked the location where merchants could set up their stalls.
Its a well known fact that Venice floods regularly and the Piazza is usually under water when it does. In this case I can assure you it was just rain!
Reflections on a wet Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy
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Most tourists flock to Piazza San Marco, the bridge of sighs and the Ponte di Rialto in Venice. But there is a lot more to Venice. It’s a city of neighbourhoods and piazza’s. Whilst not really a piazza, Campo Santo Stefano is large enough for most of us to think otherwise. Its a short stroll from the madness of Piazza San Marco and yet it feels like it could be in another city all together, so quiet and peaceful but still with lots of locals eating and drinking, shopping and stopping for a chat. This fine fellow, bathed in the early morning light, is Niccolo Tommaseo, one of the leaders of the revolt against the Austrians in 1848 and a advocate for a united Italy. 1/400 @ f9 85mm ISO100
Statue of Niccolo Tommaseo, in Campo Santo Stefano in San Marco, Venice ©2013 Nick Katin
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