"Campanile" Campanile di San Marco Tip by tini58de

Campanile di San Marco, Venice: 155 reviews and 292 photos

by tini58de

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
Website: http://www.basilicasanmarco.it/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 16, 2005
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