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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  • Turned up here on a Wednesday morning expecting to find hue queues. There weren’t so didn’t bother with the Skip the Line extra fee. Just paid 8 Euros to get in. They zoom you up to the top of the tow...  more »
  • Ascend the elevator took exactly 30 seconds. Playground itself is not large, waist closed metal probes, which really does prevent inspection of the city from all 4 sides. All of Venice at your fingertips. From the observation deck offers beautiful views. Laguna City, Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore, the Palazzo Ducale, the Basilica and the Piazza San Marco. Here directly overhead hang huge massive bells. While visiting the observation deck is not limited, you can watch and enjoy as much time as you want. Just have to stand in line for the elevator to descend down. Tickets purchased in advance on the website GetYourGuide. Got a voucher by email, indicating the place priority entry. Later received and photo entry doors. The description doesn't quite understand where, While walking on the area approached the Bell show, where is this entry. As we found, not found. We have decided that we will deal when perfect our time visiting. In the meantime, went on a ticket in the Basilica of San Marco, there went up onto the terrace and from the terraces saw as right on the side of the Tower, adjacent to the St. Mark's square, opened the door and entered two men. So we saw this entry. Door closed all the time and therefore not worthy of attention. Approached her five minutes before the time of the visit, two minutes she opened and from there went on duty, who invited us to enter and to the elevator. At the lift was two doors, one at the entrance, the other on the way out, so we got in the door, which left those who came from the top. Yes, indeed, by the main entrance of the belfry was a huge turn, we have come stojav not a single minute, and us at the time, there were only two.
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  • Visit forced Venice, allows a unique view above all if it is done in the evening. Dreamed, is worth paying for. When I was up, I was fortunate to witness the moment of the chimes. Unique, sunset there inside, memorable moment.
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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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