History of the Venetian lagoon, from the origins to the recent facts :
452 – Attile the Hun levels city of Aquileia: refugees flee to islands of Venetian lagoon
568 – refugees fleeing Lombards double lagoon’s population
697 – the parlamentari council proclaims Venice a Republic and elects the first Doge
829 – remains of St. Mark brought from Alexandria to Venice
999 – Holy Roman Emperor Otto III journeys to Venice and grants major commercial concessions
Piazza San Marco in Venice is one of the most important, beautiful and fascinating squares of Italy, renowned worldwide for its magnificence, its magic and its architectural integrity. In Venice Piazza San Marco is the only real square, because all the other spaces that recall the shape are actually defined as “” or “squares” fields. Piazza San Marco is a very large space, has a trapezoidal shape and is 170 meters long.