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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  • We went to Venice in the beginning of July and the Campanile (Bell Tower ) of San Marco was up and open to visitors. Fortunately we purchased our timed tickets in advance online as they limit the... 
    We went to Venice in the beginning of July and the Campanile (Bell Tower ) of San Marco was up and open to visitors. Fortunately we purchased our timed tickets in advance online as they limit the...  more »
  • Great view from the top and getting there was really easy with the lift. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We didn’t book skip the line tickets but managed to find a time when the queue was... 
    Great view from the top and getting there was really easy with the lift. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We didn’t book skip the line tickets but managed to find a time when the queue was...  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!

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