Live Webcam Piazza San Marco and Basilica, Venice

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Piazza San Marco is the central square of Venice, located in the northeastern part of Italy. Known for its outstanding architecture and significant historical importance, the square was established in the 9th century in front of St. Mark’s Basilica and has since been the political and social center of Venice. Today, it is a major tourist hub, attracting huge number visitors from around the world.

The main attractions in Piazza San Marco include: St. Mark’s Basilica, renowned for its Byzantine architecture and golden mosaics, St. Mark’s Campanile, a bell tower standing 98.6 meters (323 feet) tall, Doge’s Palace with Gothic architecture, and the Clock Tower.

The Clock Tower one of the most impressive landmarks in Venice. The blue clock face with golden stars and zodiac signs shows the moon phase and the sun’s position in the zodiac. Bronze figures strike the large bell every hour.

Adjacent to Piazza San Marco is the Piazzetta San Marco, a small square between the Doge’s Palace and the Biblioteca Marciana, connecting the main square of Venice to the shore of St. Mark’s Basin, part of the Venetian Lagoon. Piazza San Marco is at the lowest point in Venice, about 90 centimeters (2.95 feet) above sea level, making it particularly prone to flooding during high tides.