Piazza San Marco regularly referred to in English as St Mark's Square, is the central open square of Venice, Italy, where it is by and large referred to similarly as la Piazza . All other urban spaces in the city are called campi . The Piazzetta is an expansion of the Piazza towards the tidal pond in its south east corner see design.
The two spaces together shape the social, religious and political focus of Venice and are generally viewed as together. This article identifies with both of them.A comment typically credited however without verification to Napoleon calls the Piazza San Marco "the illustration room of Europe".