Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
St. Mark's Square,Venice
St. Mark's Square, Venice
Some sage once noted that "If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you''ve imagined. Venice is-- Venice is better!" Ellenshaw painted one of its most famous sights, St. Mark's Square, anchored by the Basilica di San Marco, a magnificent church composed of Byzantine domes, mosaics, and plundered treasures from the Near East and Asia, including the relics of St. Mark. The ruler of Venice was the Doge, whose palace is next to San Marco, and the tall building is the Campanile, a 325 foot guard tower from the 8th century that was rebuilt after a sudden collapse in 1902.