The principal square of Venice attracts a great number of tourists. Piazza San Marco or St Mark’s Square is known as “”the drawing room of Europe”. Here you would not hear noise of cars and transport, because human voices are heard much clearer and louder. Interesting is that it’s the only place in Venice, which has in its name the word “piazza”. For instance, all the other urban spaces are known as campi. Around the square you could watch wonderful Venetian pingeons and make pictures. St Mark’s Square dates back to the 9th century. Originally it was rather small. It was in the 12th century when the square was enlarged up to the today size. The reason for that was the meeting between the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and Pope Alexander III.
Nowadays all the significant offices are located in the Piazza and it is still considered as one of the most popular places in Italy.