Piazza San Marco

Venice, Italy

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The Piazza San Marco is the primary gathering space in Venice and is the only space referred to as a ‘piazza’, as all the others are referred to as ‘campi,’ regardless of size. The two most important buildings in the city are at this location, the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. It is one of the very few great squares in the world in which the sound of the human voice prevails over any other, as there are no vehicles to be found in Venice. Even the canals are far enough removed from the space that they do not disrupt the acoustics of the piazza … [for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]

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