Piazza San Marco

This is the Piazza San Marco. This was taken early in the morning and the square is not yet full of tourists. The Basilica of St. Mark (duomo) and the bell tower are at one end of the square.

Later in the day, one side of the square. More tourists, more pigeons. Note the facade of the building. The process of "cleaning" goes on here

The other side of the square. The "cleaning" hasn't made it this far

The Doges Palace. We were seated at this sidewalk cafe enjoying a cappuccino and a fruit tart on a beautiful afternoon in early May. Near perfection!