"Campanile" Campanile di San Marco Tip by tini58de
Campanile di San Marco, Venice: 155 reviews and 292 photos
Thanks to VT members sandysmith and steventilly I got curious to climb up the most famous tower of Venice.
We did have to stand in line for a few minutes, but then we saved much time as we did not have to climb the tower: there is only a lift - which was fine with me!!! The fee was ?6 per person, which seem mucht, but which is worth every cent of it!!!
There is a splendid panoramic view from 60 m height. You can see the whole lagoon, Piazza San Marco from a different perspective and churches, roofs, towers ...... Fabulous!!!
If you are curious, do have a look at my "Aereal views of Venice" travellogue!
Even though today's tower was only erected in 1909, it is an exact replica of the 15th-century bell tower.The campanile has an interesting history to it: e.g. in 1609, Galileo Galilei exhibited his telescope here, and during the carnival, the bell tower used to serve as a stage for the tight rope-walkers who entertained the doge with their acrobatics!!!
Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice
Directions: Located in St. Mark's Square north of Laguna Veneta
Phone: +39 0415224064
More Reviews (8)
tini58de's Related Pages
Have you been to Venice?Share Your Travels