"The Campanile" Campanile and its Views Tip by Goner
Campanile and its Views, Venice: 19 reviews and 33 photos
Favorite thing: Good news, there is an elevator to the top of the Campanile. The views of Venice from there are awesome and on a clear day you can see the Alps. The first tower was completed in 1173 and was built as a lighthouse. In the Middle Ages it was used as a prison and some prisoners were left to die hanging in a cage from the Tower.
In 1902 it's foundations gave way and the tower collapsed. The new tower was built from donations and was opened on April 25, 1912 on the Feast of St. Mark's day.
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