San Marco in front of San Marco

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    In Venice, we came across a pretty surprising view in the Basin of San Marco. What are we talking about? There is, literally, San Marco facing San Marco!

    No, it’s not a typo. San Marco is also the name of a ship of the Italian Navy, which serves as an amphibious transport dock. Built by Fincantieri and in service since 1988, this ship can carry a battalion of troops and up to 36 armored vehicles.

    The San Marco ship of the Italian Navy in the San Marco Basin in Venice

    Aesthetically speaking, we would prefer the view of the basin filled with rowing boats only and, maybe, the Amerigo Vespucci

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