We spent one day wandering around St Marks Square and St. Marks basilica. The basilica is a fine example of Romanesque-Byzantine style architecture. Some of it dates back to the 12th century. It is beautiful inside and out. It is full of old frescoes and gold gilding. The marble floors are in unique patterns.
The square has a clock tower which gives you an amazing 360 degree view of the area. It is a totally different perspective looking at the rooftops of the city. It’s very strange because from this view you can’t see any of the canals. It looks like a normal city.
The square is very large and surrounded by beautiful buildings that have many columned archways. There is a big attraction of pigeon feeding. Trafalgar square in London has nothing on this place. There were thousands of pigeons. Each time a person would show up with a small bag of seeds they would be covered and surrounded by pigeons. Unfortunately people do not realize what a hazard this is creating. We saw more than one pigeon that had become victim to being stepped on or crushed in the chaos. Poor pigeons.