Piazza San Marco

The painting Piazza San Marco or also known as  St Mark’s Square was created by the artist Canaletto is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is  known as “the Piazza” The Piazzetta or  the little Piazza is an extension of the Piazza towards the lagoon in its south east corner. The two spaces together form the social, religious and political centre of Venice and are commonly considered together. The inside of this beautiful architecture include the whole of the west facade with its great arches and marble decoration, the Romanesque carvings round the central doorway and, above all, the four horses which preside over the whole piazza and are such symbols of the pride and power of Venice that the Genoese in 1379.

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