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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  • This tower was one of the first truly touristy things we did in Venice, and it was worth it for some of the best views over Venice and across the lagoon. There is an elevator to the top, so it's also ...  more »
  • During the night in Venice in the evening and in the morning I visited twice. Beautiful photo was taken because in the morning and sun light shines from the Canal side.
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  • Beautiful landscaping, a must see Venice from above a short climb in the elevator and you're done. I highly recommend you get on with the audio guide can be rented at the entrance of St Mark's basilica, will be explained many buildings and Islands that are seen on all four sides of the tower is extremely well made
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  • Well worth the visit to the top. You do not even need to walk up any steps as there is a lift to take you to the top!! You can take what ever time you want at the top but there seems to be a natural cycle anyway. There are stunning views across all points of the compass and you can easily take photos of the views as there is a wide mesh which you can put the camera though. Hold on to it though!! €8 per adult and €4 up to 17 was well worth it. Only had to queue a short while as the queue moves quickly.
  • Great looking Bell Tower in St Marks Square. Well worth a trip to the top (it's a lift so no stairs) and great views of Venice. Try to be at the top on the hour so the bells ring when your up there 😀
  • You were lucky that there was no line to take the elevator to the top!! It was priced reasonable for an unusual experience to hear the bells toll on the top of the hour. It is super loud & a little scary being underneath the swinging massive Bells. I highly recommend bringing some ear protection. The view is amazing and we had taken so many awesome pictures
  • We bought skip the line tickets online but when we got there it wasn't clear where we were supposed to go, so we just waited in the line, unsure where to go. We got to the ticket place and were told to go round the corner. We managed to find the place we were supposed to go, however there was no sign to tell us it was there. However the view was nice.
  • I paid 8€ and it was worth 8€ - no more, no less. Good panoramic view of the city, but it’s a very small space and it’s packed with people. You spend most of your time just waiting for people to take their pictures so that you can look outside. I was here in April 2018 and waited maybe 15 minutes in line. I can’t imagine the lines here in high season. BUT, given my experience - I definitely wouldn’t wait more than 20 minutes to go up this thing. There are better uses of your time in Venice, in my opinion. P.S. stairs are not accessible. You go up via elevator.
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