The Royal Gardens and the Marciana area

The Royal Gardens of Venice, situated between Piazza San Marco and the Bacino di San Marco, came into being during the Napoleonic occupation of the city when it was decided to house the Royal Palace in the Procuratie Nuove, a building on the south side of the piazza. Surrounded by water, the gardens cover an area of approximately 5,500 square meters, overlooked by the Correr Museum, the imperial chambers of the Royal Palace, the Archaeological Museum and the historic Marciana Library.