St Mark's square probably is every travelers dream destination when traveling to Venice, Italy. So did it was among mine - must have destinations. We traveled to Italy and especially to Venice for a New Year's eve to celebrate 2016. 

I was so found of photography, and especially fireworks photography, that I started to prepare already about a month before our departure. huge was my disappointment, when I was not able to find a single spot to make any decent fireworks photography from St Mark's square. It's hard to tell, but I believe there were at least some 10,000 folks that night gathered in St Mark's square, together with buildings at square literally blocking any access to fireworks photography. 

St Marks square in Venice, Italy

St Marks square in Venice, Italy

Piazza San Marco, often known in English as St Mark's Square), is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as "the Piazza" (la Piazza). The Square is dominated at its eastern end by the great church of St Mark.

Fireworks photography from St Mark sqaure

Fireworks photography from St Mark square

I took more decent fireworks photography two weeks later from my apartments balcony in Tbilisi. Read more: Old New Year's fireworks in Tbilisi

Venetians and tourists celebrating New year of 2016 in St Mark square

Venetians and tourists celebrating New year of 2016 in St Mark square

Gondolas in a bay close to St Mark's square

Gondolas in a bay close to St Mark's square