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Campanile di San Marco

Address: San Marco 328, 31024 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
Phone Number: 39 041 5225205
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Originally built as a lighthouse to assist navigation in the lagoon...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.
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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Campanile di San Marco, or the St. Mark's Bell Tower is the famous landmark of St. Mark's square. The first tower built at this site was around 900 and served as a watch tower and lighthouse. During the centuries the tower was damaged several times by lightning, but was rebuilt each time. In 1172 a belfry was added and the... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Queued for ages, but it was August, so to be expected. You go up in a lift and the views from the top are worth it. Something that you must do whilst in Venice but not something you would necessarily revisit unless quiet.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We only queued for about 20 mins on a hot July afternoon. We paid 8 Euro, took the elevator and stepped out to one of the most breathtaking 360 degree views of Venice, as far out to the horizon as you can see. I'm told that on a clear day, you can see all the way to the alps. The... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you arrive at the Campanile and there are fewer than about 50 people in the queue, and the weather's fine, take the time to grab a spot to buy tickets to go up the iconic tower in St Marks's Square. An efficient two-door in-out lift service saves your legs and saves loading time. Once at the top, take as... More 

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Yakima, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It's worth the wait in line and trip up the lone elevator to overlook Venice. With so much activity going on all around the city it's fun to take photos and watch the world go by below you. The clock tower bells do go off at the top of the hour which is something to be mindful of if you... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Worth the wait if there is one....it's so beautiful up there. We went and really enjoyed taking photos from that prospective, it's really quite a site.

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Meek5968
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had to queue for a little while but wanted to make sure we were at the top for the bells striking on the hour - hilarious - they are so loud but still a fun experience. The views are awesome; its a must do

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

With only a single elevator to go up and down, the lines can get pretty long. I went right at 9:00am and walked right on to the elevator after paying my 8 euros - granted I was there on a Tuesday in late October so after reading some of the other reviews maybe I just hit a quiet day. I... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The line to go up was long, and the line at the top to go down was long again. But the views of the city from the top of the tower are fantastic!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Go up the bell tower at San Marco for a gorgeous view of all the winding alleys and canals of Venice. Sunset is a good time to go, though the lines are longer in the afternoon. The lines are short in the morning. The bells may go off while you're right up under them (but I didn't find it too... More 

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