The southern building on St. Mark’s Square is the Procuratie Nuove, the newest of the three connected Procuratie buildings. Stand under this building where many famous people once looked out onto one of the most beautiful plazas in the world. Stroll under the grand arcades that sprawl throughout this venerable square.
Construction of the Procuratie Nuove began in 1586 and continued until 1640. The extended effort resulted in the creation of one of the finest buildings in any square, with serious attention paid to the classical architectural style. Though this classical style was unusual in the 17th century, today see how this building provides a perfect European setting for a daytime stroll and a coffee.
Tour the marble halls of the Correr Museum, a main attraction for tourists, spanning the Procuratie Nuove and the Procuratie Vecchia. Known for its impressive collection of Italian art, this museum is necessary to understand artwork completed around the time of the construction of the Procuraties. Study several of Bellini and Carpaccio’s most famous paintings. Also find original works from Brueghel the Younger and Antonello de Messina on display here.
Sample the Italian contemporary art scene with a visit to the Arte Moderna Ravagnan. This gallery showcases work from some of the most famous living Italian artists and occasionally features works from non-Italian, internationally renowned artists as well.
The Procuraties are known for their expensive and venerated coffee shops, which serve delicious espresso. Visit the Baroque haunt frequented by Lord Byron and Marcel Proust, Caffè Florian. Walk to Procuratie Vecchia to find Caffè Levena, for a truly authentic Italian coffee and biscotti experience. Both Florian and Levena have been in business since the mid-18th century.
Reach the Procuratie Nuove by traveling to St. Mark’s Square at the southern end of San Marco. Once you’re in St. Mark’s, Procuratie Nuove is the southern of the two longer buildings on the square. Save enough time to explore the wonderful restaurants and food shops in the area after you’re finished sightseeing in the square.
Located in San Marco, this hotel is steps from Procuratie Vecchie, St. Mark's Basilica, and St Mark's Campanile. Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square are also within 5 minutes.
This centrally located century-old hotel sits on Venice's waterfront promenade, busy with pedestrians, stalls, gondolas and ferries, just 100 metres from St Mark's Square.
Located in San Marco, this townhouse accommodation is within a 5-minute walk of St. Mark's Basilica, St Mark's Campanile, and Doge's Palace. Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square are also within 10 minutes.
This modernised 17th-century building in Venice, formerly a convent and a palazzo, is 50 meters from Piazza San Marco, 200 meters from Bridge of Sighs and 300 from San Zaccaria Church.
Adjacent to Venice's largest gondola station in a basin constructed for the noble Orseolo family's palace, this hotel is steps from the famous St Mark's Square traces its history to the 10th century.
Housed in an 18th-century building, this hotel is surrounded by restaurants, cafés, and shops, and lies 50 meters from St Mark's Square and 250 meters from Venice's Grand Canal.
Restored 17th palace Venice hotel set on the Rio di Palazzo canal, overlooking the Bridge of Sighs and 100 metres from St Mark's Square.
Located in San Marco, this property is steps from Procuratie Vecchie, St. Mark's Basilica, and St. Mark's Square. St Mark's Campanile and Doge's Palace are also within 5 minutes.