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Piazza San Marco

This is the heart of Venice. Saint Mark's Cathedral, the Doge's Palace and the former prison are all here. It is full of outdoor cafes, where you can sit and watch people feed the pigeons. They sell food for the birds, but if you feed them, be careful - they swarm and will land on your arms. When high tide comes in, risers are put in place for people to walk over the flooded ground.