Piazza San Marco
The city’s cathedral, the Basilica San Marco, built in 1071
San Teodoro. Sits atop one of two columns built near the waterfront in 1172.
The San Marco pigeons
The Torre dell’Orologio, a Renaissance era clock tower built in 1499.
The Doge’s Palace
Built in 1424 the Doge’s Palace was the primary seat of government for the independent Venetian state. The Doge was the highest political office in the Venetian Republic. The building also the site for administration of justice and housed a prison.
The Bridge of Sighs,
Connects the Doge’s Palace with the prison. It is here that prisoners got their last look at the outside world before their confinement.
One of the council meeting rooms.
The View from the Campanile
The Campanile is the bell tower of the Basilica. The current structure was built in 1912 after the original 1514 tower collapsed.
Two Moors ringing the bell atop the
One fo the bells in the Campanile
Looking down at the Torre dell’Orologio