St Mark's Campanile, Venice

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Observation Deck · Architectural Building
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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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  • No matter how long you will have to queue to get to the top of the tower, it is worth it. You can get to the top by a lift, and from there you can see the whole city and the surrounding islands. It... 
    No matter how long you will have to queue to get to the top of the tower, it is worth it. You can get to the top by a lift, and from there you can see the whole city and the surrounding islands. It...  more »
  • Bought the tickets online by appointment, it was super easy to get in despite the crowd in st marcs square. Elevator to the top. fabulous 360 degree view over Venice and the lagoon. Impressive. If... 
    Bought the tickets online by appointment, it was super easy to get in despite the crowd in st marcs square. Elevator to the top. fabulous 360 degree view over Venice and the lagoon. Impressive. If...  more »
  • Well worth a visit for the best views over Venice, we didn't book in advance and only had to wait 15 minutes to get inside. A small elevator takes you to the top of the Campanile which gives you... 
    Well worth a visit for the best views over Venice, we didn't book in advance and only had to wait 15 minutes to get inside. A small elevator takes you to the top of the Campanile which gives you...  more »
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  • It has a fantastic view. The entrance is mandatory with the mas and it needs to check for safety reasons by the security. Going to the rooftop by elevator and enjoying the spectacular view. This is all. It's up to you if it is worth 10 💶 euro just for the view.
  • Amazing 360 views across Venice! We got lucky and went when it was quiet (March) but can only imagine the ques for this in peak season. You can spend as little or as long as you like when you reach the top. Recommended!
  • We didn't plan to visit this tower while in Venice. However, when we passed by the door, there was no line and so we figured why not. For 10 euros, the full panoramic view was beautiful. There are many other (cheaper) towers or high points you can visit while in Venice, but if you have the money, why not? Also, the tower uses an elevator, so is accessible friendly.
  • Amazing view of Venice. We went on a Thursday in not so high touristic season and we found no queue. So I wouldn’t recommend to buy the ticket slip the line. There is an elevator and it is well organized.
  • Great place to get a different perspective of Venice. We had to stand in line for about 10 minutes. Was definitely worth it. Took us maybe even some minutes more to get down again :-) Only way up and down it through the elevator. You also get a FFP-2 mask which you have to wear during the visit. But it is included in the entrance fee of 10 Euros :-)

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