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The Piazza San Marco, also known as Saint Mark’s Square, is one of the most prestigious squares in Europe. Most of the places in or around the square are named after Saint Mark, whose famous cathedral and resting place is also situated here. The square is beautifully decorated and upholds the wealthy and powerful reputation that the city had in the Renaissance period. The square is decorated with four horses which are a sign of Venice’s pride. The square is full of shops on its outer boundary, catering to locals and tourists. There are also restaurants which have an outside seating arrangement for their customers. Among the many things to do in Piazza San Marco, some important things to see include the Palazzo Ducale, a palace highlighting a lot of history of Venice, and also the Companile di San Marco, which is a bell tower. Access to the top of the tower is allowed to tourists for a small fee. The clock tower provides a full aerial view of the city of Venice. Visitors to Venice cannot miss out on all the things to do in Piazza San Marco because this square has a lot of history and during the carnival season, it offers a lot of concerts and other fun activities to indulge in.