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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 your visit to St Mark's Campanile and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Venice itinerary planner.
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  • An exceptional view of Venice a must which is worth... To do it without hesitation. Watch the ears when the bells ring... ;-)
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  • Taking into account that in Venice, all attractions are paying, if I do have little time to spare and a ceiling of expenditure, the Bell Tower of San Marco does not fall among my choices because it costs so much (8 euros) and the access is possible only with elevator. Also the queues are too long. Surely the views are great, but I'd rather like to see Piazza San Marco from the top observation point the Basilica; instead to see the Canal would move me in the square of Santa Maria della Salute.
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  • To admire piazza San Marco and Venice in all its beauty, Council spending 8 euros to visit the Bell Tower of San Marco important symbol of the city. The lift takes you up to the belfry at 99 meters high. Don't worry about the row because rushes?
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  • If you want an amazing view over Venice, this is the place to go. It is 8,00€ in total and there are no discounts for students... but it is totally worth it. An elevator takes you up to the top of the tower.
  • 8 euros for breathtaking views of Venice and the surrounding sea. Absolutely do not miss!! Came during the late afternoon and the line was about 30 minutes long. We only spent about 10-15 minutes up top but definitely worth it. Bonus: rolling sea breeze felt so good.
  • One of most famous campaniles all over the world, built more than five centuries ago and reconstructed in 1912 after collapsing in 1902. Nearly 100 meters tall it offers to the physically fit or to the one who can afford a ticket for the elevator, a great view of Venice. Worth visiting. Be prepared for medium to long queues._
  • The tower itself is magnificent and powerful. €8 gets you to the top. The view is silently intriguing. Must see in Venice.
  • Great plaza with shops and cafes - most often full of tourists and pigeons. Great people watching, but the street performers are entertaining as well. Grab a coffee and enjoy the views, weather permitting.