Surroundings

Piazza San Marco – Basilica di San Marco – Ponte di Rialto

Piazza San Marco – Basilica di San Marco – Ponte di Rialto

From the Hotel Corte Contarina, following Riva degli Schiavoni, St. Mark's Square is just 10 minutes away. Among the sites worth visiting is the Palazzo Ducale, the seat of the government and supreme court of the Republic of Venice, as well as a prison. St. Mark's Basilica was instead the center of the state's religious ceremonies, thanks to the presence of precious relics and its function as a ducal chapel. Just 18 minutes from the square is the Rialto Bridge, Venice's oldest and most renowned bridge.