The Best Places In Venice – The Piazza San Marco And La Fenice Districts
San Marco in the heart of the city is Venice’s best-known area, one famous around the world. At the heart is the Piazza San Marco that Napoleon called “the world’s most beautiful drawing room.” Don’t be surprised that this is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in all Italy. Many buildings date back to the early Sixteenth Century. The original church that became the Basilica di San Marco was built in 828 to house the remains of Saint Mark the Evangelist.