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Campanile di San Marco

San Marco 328, 31024 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
39 041 5225205
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As featured in Venice for young kids
Ranked #12 of 215 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Observation Decks/ Towers, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Originally built as a lighthouse to assist navigation in the lagoon, visitors can be whisked by elevator to the top of St. Mark's Campanile or bell... more » Owner description: Originally built as a lighthouse to assist navigation in the lagoon, visitors can be whisked by elevator to the top of St. Mark's Campanile or bell tower to savor incredible views of Venice, the lagoon and the Alps in the distance. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you want the full view of Venice, then this is the place to go. Although a bit costly for 8 euros, they allow you to stay at the top for however long you want. At the top you might be out of space as everybody wants to hog the best views, but isn't that bad. Silly of the authorities... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We paid 4€ each to ascend the campanile. You go URL and down in a lift and the area is encased in a metal cage so you are safe once on the terrace. The views are incredible and really help you to appreciate the specialness of Venice. Don't forget to look up and see the bells, they are immense.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great views from the top - but that's about it. And you can only follow the skyline if you pay for the audio guide; theres no info when you get up to describe what the main buildings are.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Time your visit to be up in the Tower when the bells ring. It is worth the wait and a sight to see & hear. Seein all of Venise and the islands from the tower is spectacular on a clear day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We were in the bell tower while the bells rang and it was one of our favorite experiences in Venice. The views were gorgeous and this is something I would definitely do again!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

When we came here, the wait was not too long (maybe 10-15 minutes) and the prices were reasonable (relative to other activities in Venice that milk tourists for everything they have!). The view is spectacular - it's nice to have a different perspective on the city.

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Flintshire, North Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is a must for any itinerary to Venice that is best done either early morning or later in the afternoon when the crowds are less. We went in the afternoon. You go up a lift and can stay as long as you want looking through the window areas across all of Venice in all directions. Amazing views!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We only had a short time on Venice, whilst visiting on a cruise ship. We noticed queues everywhere but this had the smallest line. We checked with our guide from the ship earlier on in the day to ensure it had a lift, which it did. It only took a few minutes to queue up and pay, €8 each. We... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Contrary to all the positive reviews, I have to say that Venice is a city that is better viewed from the ground! From above, you cannot see all the small canals so it looks like any other quaint Italian city. If you're on a budget, your money is better spent on an vaporetto (water taxi) along the grand canal. Some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Do not be deterred by the line to go up to the Campanille, it moves really fast! and the views are breathtaking. Take your time to move around the top to enjoy all the little details, you'll discover a lot in the distance.Do get the recording device so you can learn about Venice from The Campanille. I wish I could... More

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