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Piazza and Piazzetta San Marco, Venice

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 20, 2012

Piazza and Piazetta San Marco, Venice

I think this photo might be an unusual view of San Marco Square (Piazza San Marco) because it shows both the Piazza and the Piazzetta San Marco. The Piazza is the wide area on the right, with the red flag pole. The Piazetta is the smaller square on the left that opens onto the lagoon, just beyond the Doge’s palace. The front leg of one of the bronze horses above the doorway of Saint Mark’s Basilica is visible on the left side of the photo. The tall tower in the center is the campanile, another excellent place for photographing the city. It has an elevator and costs 8 euros.

This isn’t a composite. I took it with a Canon 10-22 mm lens (it also proved invaluable for photographing large cathedrals in small city squares). I was standing on the high walkway above the arches. This part of the cathedral costs an extra 10 euros but it includes the museum and access to the parapet, where you can photograph the Piazza from above.

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