28 February, 2019 seen 863Venice is threatened by mass tourism. Some 30 million visitors a year come to the city in Italy, making their way through the narrow streets. it has been a while since we returned from our latest Italy trip, back at the end of 2015 and start of 2016. We greeted the New year of 2016 in Venice's St Mark square, the place which was so overcrowded that the only…
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
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 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
Gondolas in a bay close to St Mark's square