St Mark's Campanile, Venice

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Overlooking the city's famous lagoon, St Mark's Campanile is one of the Venice's most recognizable symbols. Originally constructed as a lighthouse, this 99 m (323 ft) tall bell tower stands alone in one corner of St. Mark's Square. The tower's simple form has a fluted brick shaft topped by a belfry housing five bells. A pyramidal spire with a golden weathervane in the form of the archangel Gabriel caps the tower. Constructed in the ninth century on ancient Roman foundations, the bell tower underwent a massive reconstruction after a sudden collapse in 1902. Once the site of Galileo's observatory, the tower now features an elevator for easy access to the top and views of the lagoon and distant Alps. Plan a Venice trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • For less than ten euros, you can go up the bell tower, in an elevator, to capture the most breath taking view in Venice. If you are afraid of heights, do not fear as you feel very safe and you can go....  more »
  • Well worth a visit. Views are fantastic from the top. Queuing takes a while as only a small lift to the top. Again do it early or late to avoid crowds. Bells ring on the hour which is great to...  more »
  • This has always been my favourite place to get stunning views all over Venice. Currently it’s €8 per adult and to go to the top can be accessed via a lift. Great view of Piazza San Marco, Salute...  more »
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  • Be careful of when the bells will go off (unfortunately I was standing right beside one when they decided to chime many times). It is just an awe inspiring place.Great view over entire Venice. Definitely must go here when you visit Venice. It is the highest possible point and you can take some awesome pictures. Also due to the height, there is a very chilling wind blowing.
  • You must get a look from every side to really see Venice. It is beautiful at sunset. Be careful of when the bells will go off (unfortunately I was standing right beside one when they decided to chime many times).Also due to the height, there is a very chilling wind blowing. This is very nice if you have been running arround the city in the hot sun all day.
  • The views are amazing. You must get a look from every side to really see Venice. It is beautiful at sunset. Be careful of when the bells will go off (unfortunately I was standing right beside one when they decided to chime many times). It is just an awe inspiring place.
  • Great view over entire Venice. Definitely must go here when you visit Venice. It is the highest possible point and you can take some awesome pictures. Also due to the height, there is a very chilling wind blowing. This is very nice if you have been running arround the city in the hot sun all day. Fast lane access not needed y the line has never exceeded a few people. If you buy a fast lane ticket, you are only allowed to enter the tower on the specific time frame, given on your ticket.
  • Breathtaking! My husband wanted to go up but I didn't want to pay the money (8euro each). I was also concerned about the climb. When we got inside it is a completely modern elevator for about 15 people. As the doors opened I was instantly glad we went up there. It was breathtaking to see 360 degrees of Venice like that! WARNING: the bells chime and it is loud! So maybe ask the attendant when they will next chime. Seriously I literally jumped! The whole lot of us had our fingers in our ears! I think there should be a warning on the walls up there. Enjoy! It's definitely worth the money!

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