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Rick Steves' Europe: Venice, Italy

Piazza San Marco—the storied square punctuated by its 11th century basilica—endures as an awe-inspiring portal to the city’s many splendors

St. Mark's Square

St Marks Square Venice Italy
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St. Mark's distincitive bell tower, the city's grandest, is on the far side of the island, but even from the train, it seems close by.

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