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“Well worth the time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Campanile di San Marco

Campanile di San Marco
San Marco 328, 31024 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
39 041 5225205
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Ranked #13 of 346 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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“Well worth the time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Its a bell tower.... the bell peal is amazing. I don't know if they make sure nobody is up there when the bells ring, but to be sure I would avoid the "hour" point. The views from the top of this tower are so worth the view. We did not book and there was a small, maybe 20 minute line, but all Venice is spread before you once you are at the top, so it is worth it.

Visited July 2013
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“Great view of the city.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is the best view of the city. From the top of this tower you have a 360˚ of the city. the access is through an elevator that goes up and down every 5min or so. It costs €8,00 to go to the top.
Recomended.

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“Wonderful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The 8 euro cost to use the lift to the top of the Campanile di San Marco is worth every cent. We went around 10am and did not have to queue at all. The panoramic views of Venice are amazing, and give you a totally different perspective on the whole area. Venice from there looks like a sea of roof tops surrounded by water. So very beautiful and a wonderful photo opportunity.
It was fascinating to see the ‘roadways’ marked out with post and buoys out in the lagoon and to watch the variety of boats using them.
Yet another wonderful experience in Venice.

Visited June 2013
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“Brilliant clear view of venice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Well worth the eight euro lift ride, as the views are great!
Busy, go early to avoid the long q, or at least have some shade in the summer ....and beware the booming bell noise up there when you least expect it! This morning it struck five and a half at ten thirty, lol.
This has to be the best attraction in venice, no doubts in my mind!

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“THE view of Venice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Take the elevator up to the top of the Campanile for simply one of the greatest views in the world - breathtaking.

Queues for this can be horrendous during the day. If you can get there, it is MUCH quieter in the evenings and opens late (and sunset over the city is something that everyone should see)

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