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Address: San Marco 328, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 041 5225205
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Originally built as a lighthouse to assist navigation in the lagoon...
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.
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We observed the queues for three days to gauge the best time to visit because the crowd always seemed to snake across St Mark's Square and we didn't fancy spending hours queuing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We observed the queues for three days to gauge the best time to visit because the crowd always seemed to snake across St Mark's Square and we didn't fancy spending hours queuing. It closes at 10pm and at 9pm the queue melts away. In summer it's not a problem as it's still light so don't be put off by the... More 

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Annecy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Oh my God!!! Paying some much to enjoy a view. 8€!!! This is a rip-off!! But we did it :-) The view is lovely!

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were initially put off by the queues but decided to wait. We got to the lift after about 40 minutes, paid our 8 euro each + 5 for two audio guides and up we went. We are so glad that we stuck with the queue. The 360 degree view of the city is fantastic and we got some great... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I've always loved church bells and it was awesome to be up there when they started pealing! And yes they are loud. If you suffer from tinnitus, you might want to go up after they've just rung! The views of the city were stunning. Definitely worth the wait in line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Go first thing in the morning to bypass the long line and get a 360 degree look at all of Venice and it's many surrounding islands. Beautiful churches, towers and red tile rooftops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful aerial view of Venice. Go early before the lines and crowds. Not much to do when you get up but look out and see a different perspective of the area. Good photo opportunity

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent 360 views from the top giving you a different perspective on this fabulous city. There are no stairs and the lift to and from the top is quick. The bells went off when we were at the top which was interesting as they were SO loud! At only 8 euros each i highly recommend this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

When one is at Piazza di San Marco, one will not miss Campanile. It does not feel as huge or grand as Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh however it is nice too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Terrific views and the most famous landmark in Venice - you have to get to the top! The queue in March was about 15 minutes with the fee being very reasonable. There's also an audio tour if you want to know more about the structure and what you can see from the top. Worth the extra money I'd say. There's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The best €8 I spent in Venice, there was a brief queue and then a lift to the top so no worries about climbing stairs or 2 way traffic on a narrow staircase like a lot of the other places we went to in Italy. The views are as you'd expect and then you go down again, maybe 30 minutes... More 

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.