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Campanile di San Marco

San Marco 328, 31024 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
39 041 5225205
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Ranked #8 of 198 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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 tower to savor incredible views of Venice, the lagoon and the Alps in the distance.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent way to view Venice from above. It's possible to see "forever" across red-tiled roofs with the opportunity for great pictures of steeples, domes, and the waterfront full of gondolas.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We had a beautifully clear day ... And so worth the view. Truely amazing and gives you a real perspective of Venice. I'm scared of heights but managed it ... Helped by a lift and not having to climb hundreds of stairs. Squash those fears and do this ...

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Jerusalem, Israel
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

There are a number of sites at San Marco that are considered "must sees". This is one of them. We didn't go to the top, because people said it is very expensive. So just as a building, it is just one of the whole picture of the Piazza of San Marco, which, of course, any visitor to Venice will go... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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70 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Having climbed many steps in many other churches and bell towers in Italy it was great to be able to get the lift here! View is stunning from the top. Take your photos but then put away your camera and spend a little time looking at and absorbing the views for yourself. Wonderful spot.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

You may have to pay an astronomical price of €8 to go up the tower via the elevator but the view is so breathtaking especially Sta. Maria della Salute, Island of S.Giorgio Maggiore, the Grand Canal and St Mark's Basilica. Can even see the sprawling islands all over the Gulf on a bright sunny day. But beware you might have... More

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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I know many people has been goinng by tour to these places but for those who have not and planning one, i strongly advise you need not book a tour as once you exit from St Marco Vaporetto stop, just your right hand side you cant miss these Square, its huge, its grand, its the landmark and of course PAY... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Reluctantly (due to fear of heights) paid 8 euros each and entered the lift. On reaching the top (320 feet approx.) exited the lift to experience the most amazing 360 degree breath-taking view of Venice and for a minute forgot my fear of heights (until I looked down). Would highly recommend this experience and was probably one of the most... More

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Well worth the €8 each . On a clear day you can see for miles. I would recommend timing it so you are not up there when the bells strike it is absolutely deafening !!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Campanile di San Marco is a beautiful clock tower standing on the Piazzale San Marco. It is a magnificent building and there is also a viewpoint up there. Take the elevator and soon you will have view over the Venice to all directions. This is a must to go and see!

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Purley, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It's worth taking the lift up, great views of the city to be had, we didn't have quests due to the time of the year, the downside of visiting though on this day was that it was very very windy up there but it just added to the experience. Would of got 5 stars but after waiting an extra 10... More

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