Churches, plazas, and palaces make up the streetscape of San Marco, the neighborhood at Venice’s core. San Marco’s sheer number of iconic sites, including Saint Mark’s Basilica, Palazzo Dandolo, and La Fenice theatre, ensure the high-density of visitors Venice is so known for. There’s a reason for the swarms of people in San Marco—its historic structures and just-like-the-movies scenery evoke a romance best found aboard a gondola gliding between centuries-old cafes.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Everything In the Center of Venice
You're just a stone's throw away from La Fenice theater - one of the temples of international music, and the antique market in Campo San Maurizio. Nearby, the prestigious Palazzo Grassi expo center and Santa Maria del Giglio church boast some of Tintoretto's impressive frescoes."
San Marco's Monuments, Galleries, and Theatres
San Marco district, the heart of the historical Venice, [also has some] quiet areas far from the tourist crowd."
Dining In San Marco
An Evening View In the Heart of Venice
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Luca Girardini is a freelance photographer based in Venice, Italy. He turned to photography after studying architecture at university and specialises in architectural and interior design photography. His personal work explores the contemporary landscape. Luca photographed Venice for Airbnb and set out to capture the real Venice he knows rather than its tourist persona.