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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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  • The line was a little long but moved somewhat quickly. The nice this is that you didn't have to climb stairs, there was an elevator that takes you to the top. It was low 80's the day we went up but it...  more »
  • The view is amazing, you get to see 360 view of Venice. Its cost about 8 euros each. There only one lift but the queue moves fairly quickly and there wasn't a very long queue to start off with. You do...  more »
  • I've been to Venice many times but never to the top of the campanile. We didn't have to Q long to get in so if you have the time it is worth waiting for the amazing views.  more »
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  • Fairly priced and with excellent views look g out over large areas of Venice. Lift up and down with a small shop at the top. Well worth a visit.
  • Absolutely amazing! Must visit if you're in Venice! Be aware of the queues, luckily when I was there I only had to wait less then 10 mins! But totally worth it! Pro tip: when you're up there everybody taking their time enjoying the view which is understandable yet might be a bit annoying...find the spots with the telescopes and if you can squeeze through same view less people 😂👍🏻
  • The old one got destroyed in early 20th century, but this is still impressive (Venetian has a model of this). The problem is the going down part. There's a long line to go down the elevator. Cash only. You get a nice view of Venice, but you can't see the tiny canals.
  • An ideal place to see Venice. It's definitely the best view on "mainland" Venice. On nice days there are long lines, but it's worth it.
  • The tower gives you a spectacular panoramic view of Venice and surrounding islands, though a little bit pricey (8 euros). Worth a visit if the weather's clear.