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Postcards from Venice
San Marco Square
Venice - San Marco Square
When Napoleon entered Venice with his troops in 1797, he called Piazza San Marco "the world's most beautiful drawing room". The trapezoid shape of San Marco Square measures 569 feet in length, 266 feet on the church side, and 185 feet on the opposite site. The square was repaved many times, the last time in 1723 with paving of grey Euganean trachyte and white marble, designed by Andrea Tirali.