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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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best views of the lagoon

Stunning views over the lagoon - well worth a visit at 8 euros. Late afternoon the square is relatively quiet but queues to go back down are a good 10 minutes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Stunning views over the lagoon - well worth a visit at 8 euros. Late afternoon the square is relatively quiet but queues to go back down are a good 10 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

At 8 euros per person, it's not cheap but the views from above are very worth it. Visit at sunrise or sunset to get the best experience but any time of day is OK. You get to see Venice from another angle and it's breathtaking. A must if you are in Venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

While I did not climb the steps to get to the top of the famous bell tower right next to St. Mark's Basilica, the rich sound of the bells can be heard all over the city. The original tower actually collapsed in the middle of the night centuries ago, killing an unfortunate cat. It was rebuilt brick by brick exactly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of those unique places in the World that really should not be missed. There is no match, nothing like it! The "you had to be there" kind of place. Yes see San Marco but wander beyond the Grandeur of this Master Piece and be prepared for a one of a kind wonderland. February has the least crowds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a must see! Not only is it a tall tower to see the whole Venice island, you don't have to climb hundreds of stairs! There is an elevator that takes about 20 people up at a time. The best part of being on top, aside from the view, is the breeze!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Was a little aprehensive at first with the crowds, height and the bells but it was well organised and the views are amazing. Please be warned though the 4 huge bells ring every 30mins about 1 metre above your heads and there is no warning! I saw them move first but many people didn't and it's a bit of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The best time to visit the campanile is as soon as it opens to prevent lengthy queues. Here you can experience one of the best views of Venice and the lagoon. Moreover, to go up the bell tower it is not too experience; I think it was about €3? However, it is worth the small fee to see the beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stood in line for about 10 minutes during the early July evening to ride the elevator up the Campanile on St. Mark's square. The line wasn't too long, but it was a hot day and it was still quite crowded up top, so prepare to wait to see various views when it's crowded. (We also privately voted the job... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Campanile at San Marco, is definitely worth the 8 Euros. We got in line just as it was opening and only had to wait about 15 minutes. From the top you have amazing 360 degree views of Venice, canals, islands and the many boats coming and going. The crowds came and went, but take your time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A friend of mine told me to go here first so I could get an idea of what Venice was all about and I am glad I did. It was a great way to get a lay of the land. Spring for the audio tour. It's worth it to hear the explanations of what you are seeing.

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Additional Information about Campanile di San Marco

Address: San Marco 328, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 041 5225205
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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.