GENERAL DESCRIPTION

San Marco is one of the six sestieri of Venice, lying in the heart of the city. San Marco also includes the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Although the district includes Saint Mark's Square, it was never administered as part of the sestiere.

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CHIESA DI SAN MAURIZIO (MUSEO DELLA MUSICA)

San Maurizio is a Neoclassical-style, deconsecrated church located in the campo San Maurizio in the sestiere of San Marco. It is now a Museum focusing on the baroque music of Venice.

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CHIESA DI SAN ZACCARIA

The Chiesa di San Zaccaria is a Gothic-Renaissance church filled with artworks, including a famous altarpiece by Bellini.

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CHIESA DI SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE

San Giorgio Maggiore is a 16th-century Benedictine church on the island of the same name in Venice. It was designed by Andrea Palladio and built between 1566 and 1610.

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CHIESA DI SAN MOISÈ

The Chiesa di San Moisè is a Baroque style, Roman Catholic church in Venice.

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ISOLA SAN GIORGIO

San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the islands of Venice, part of the San Marco sestiere. The island, or more specifically its Palladian church, is an important landmark, featuring several paintings by Tintoretto.

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CORTE DE LE PIZZOCCHERE

The “Pizzocchere”, in the 16th century, were women of different origins (widows, fallen noblewomen, former prostitutes etc.) who devoted their time in helping the poor, cleaning the churches, organizing funerals etc. They were usually affiliated with Christian organizations and hosted in this area of Venice.

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GALLERIA CONTINI

The Galleria Contini is an art gallery located in the San Marco neighborhood of Venice.

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MUSEO CORRER

The Museo Correr is a museum in Venice, located in St. Mark's Square. It is one of the 11 civic museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.

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OTHER PICTURES

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PALAZZO DUCALE

The Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and constitutes one of the main landmarks of Venice.

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PIAZZA SAN MARCO

Piazza San Marco, often known in English as St Mark's Square, is the principal public square of Venice, where it is generally known just as la Piazza (""The Square""). All other squares in the city are called campi.

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PONTE DEI SOSPIRI AND PRISONS

The Bridge of Sighs (Italian: Ponte dei Sospiri) is a bridge made of white limestone, and has windows with stone bars: it passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino and was built in 1600.

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TORRE DELL'OROLOGIO

The Clock Tower is an early Renaissance building on the north side of the Piazza San Marco. It comprises a tower, which contains the clock, and lower buildings on each side.

CHIESA DI SAN MAURIZIO (MUSEO DELLA MUSICA)

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San Maurizio is a Neoclassical-style, deconsecrated church located in the campo San Maurizio in the sestiere of San Marco. It is now a Museum focusing on the baroque music of Venice.

CHIESA DI SAN ZACCARIA

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The Chiesa di San Zaccaria is a Gothic-Renaissance church filled with artworks, including a famous altarpiece by Bellini.

CHIESA DI SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE

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San Giorgio Maggiore is a 16th-century Benedictine church on the island of the same name in Venice. It was designed by Andrea Palladio and built between 1566 and 1610.

CHIESA DI SAN MOISÈ

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The Chiesa di San Moisè is a Baroque style, Roman Catholic church in Venice.

ISOLA SAN GIORGIO

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San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the islands of Venice, part of the San Marco sestiere. The island, or more specifically its Palladian church, is an important landmark, featuring several paintings by Tintoretto.

CORTE DE LE PIZZOCCHERE

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The “Pizzocchere”, in the 16th century, were women of different origins (widows, fallen noblewomen, former prostitutes etc.) who devoted their time in helping the poor, cleaning the churches, organizing funerals etc. They were usually affiliated with Christian organizations and hosted in this area of Venice.

GALLERIA CONTINI

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The Galleria Contini is an art gallery located in the San Marco neighborhood of Venice.

MUSEO CORRER

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The Museo Correr is a museum in Venice, located in St. Mark's Square. It is one of the 11 civic museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.

OTHER PICTURES

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PALAZZO DUCALE

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The Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and constitutes one of the main landmarks of Venice.

PIAZZA SAN MARCO

Italy-Venice-San Marco-Piazza San Marco-Other pictures Piazza San Marco 2013-5 COVER

Piazza San Marco, often known in English as St Mark's Square, is the principal public square of Venice, where it is generally known just as la Piazza (""The Square""). All other squares in the city are called campi.

PONTE DEI SOSPIRI AND PRISONS

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The Bridge of Sighs (Italian: Ponte dei Sospiri) is a bridge made of white limestone, and has windows with stone bars: it passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino and was built in 1600.

TORRE DELL'OROLOGIO

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The Clock Tower is an early Renaissance building on the north side of the Piazza San Marco. It comprises a tower, which contains the clock, and lower buildings on each side.

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