San Marco (sestiere)

Luxury and fashion in the old town

¬†San Marco district is obvioulsy the most famous among the sestieri of Venice, and the first one to come to mind when thinking about Venice: here is located the renowned Saint Mark square, with the Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. The sestiere of San Marco is the oldest one, and the area between Saint Mark square and Rialto bridge is where the people proceeding from the mainland to Venice first settled¬†in the fifth century.
It is also the most crowded part of the city; many fashion shops and luxurious hotels are located just around the square, in the Mercerie, the narrow road that ends near Rialto bridge; walking across Saint Mark neighbourhood means doing a tour of the world’s most exclusive fashion brands, in a unique, elegant setting which has no equal anywhere in the world.