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Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

P.za San Marco, 7, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

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About Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

The Marciana National Library is one of the largest Italian libraries and the most important in Venice.  It contains one of the finest collections of Greek, Latin, and Oriental manuscripts in the world.  Also known as Biblioteca Marciana, Biblioteca di San Marco, Libreria Marciana, Libreria Sansoviniana, Libreria Vecchia, or Libreria di San Marco, it is located on the lower part of Piazza San Marco, between the bell tower of San Marco and the Mint.



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St Mark's Campanile0.08km from Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

It is one of the famous bell towers of San Marco. It is 97 meters high and on top is a golden statue of the Archangel Gabriel. The statue is 3 metres high and has big wings that, when pushed by the wind, make it rotate. For the Venetians, when the angel is facing the Basilica, it is a sign that there will be high water. it is the tallest and the most recognizable structures in the city.

Doge's Palace0.09km from Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

A dazzling pink and white marble design and has been described - fairly accurately - as an oversized wedding cake. Much of the present building dates from the 15th century – although an earlier building on the spot may date back to the 9th century - and has been rebuilt and added on to several times. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic. It was built in 1340, and extended and modified in the following centuries. It became a museum in 19

St. Mark's Square0.12km from Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

Piazza San Marco, located in Venice, is one of the most important Italian monumental squares, renowned throughout the world for its beauty and architectural integrity. It is the only urban space in Venice that properly takes the name of a square, as all the other spaces in the form of a square are properly defined fields. Its main body has a trapezoidal shape and is 170 meters long: other areas are grafted onto it. It is also known as " la Piazza " or " the drawing room of Europe ".

St. Mark's Square0.12km from Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

St Mark’s Square was the headquarters of the Government and prisons, executions, edicts, fairs and tournaments... The centre of religious life and the perfect setting to celebrate major festivals. Representing a meeting place since the period of the Most Serene Republic, St Mark's Square is still the favorite destination for the Venetians and the tourists who choose this place to enjoy its beauty and to spend a few light-heartedness hours.

Saint Mark's Basilica0.14km from Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

The Basilica di San Marco, right next to Saint Mark's Square and near the Doge's Palace, is the most famous of Venice's churches and is among the world's best-known examples of Byzantine architecture.  It was built over several centuries, frequently transformed and enriched with precious treasures, often from the Far East.   It is the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best-known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture.

Bridge of Sighs0.14km from Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

Bridge of Sighs is one of the most famous bridges not just in Venice, but in the world.  It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the Dogi's Palace to the Prigioni, the prisons that were built across the canal in the late 16th century. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace.

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The area was a part of the Roman Empire until the 5th century AD. Although being a heavily industrialised region, tourism is one of its main economic resources; one-fifth of Italy's foreign tourism gravitates towards Veneto, which is the first region in Italy in terms of tourist presence, attracting over 60 million visitors every year, second after Emilia-Romagna in terms of hotel industry structures.