This is one of the things that you must visit: The majestic Basilica of San Marco. Our advice is to visit during the afternoon because the morning is literally overrun with tour groups. The clothing of course must be appropriate and respectful to the church, arms and legs covered, no burka, no hat, no enter with ice cream nor with drinks or food. And now some interesting brief history: built in 832 as a chapel where they were deposited the relics of the Holy Evangelist, stolen away from Alexandria, this majestic building was the temple where the stories of the people, history and the Venetian government had the most high celebration. Consecrated in 832 as the Church of San Marco and Partecipazio, this building had various vicissitudes, after the fire in 976 fact that the Church was rebuilt several times, embellished and enlarged year by year, thanks to the valuable works of art captured booty by enemies around the Mediterranean basin. The plan is a Greek cross, five large domes on top of the building to give a commanding and majestic Basilica. The facade is decorated with large bows in gold leaf mosaics depicting the lives of saints. The interior plants in central Greek cross with a nave and the sanctuary apse and side aisles with galleries above. Within all the strings and most of the smaller chapels are covered with huge mosaics in gold leaf, there are numerous statues, to remember the splendid Treasury of San Marco, a collection of over 300 items such as jewelry, relics, furniture sacred etc..