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Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

The Campanile porch, built in 1549 is now home to the ticket office for the Campanile lift. There are 3 arches across the portico, each flanked by 2 columns and between the columns are from left to right bronze figures of Minerva, Apollo, Mercury and...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

This is a very small but attractive renaissance designed building that is dwarfed by the the bell tower and adjacent buildings. You would probably only have a close up of the building if you were planning to purchase tickets for the bell tower. It is...More

Thank Della G
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Ticket office and elevator access to the Campanile in St Marks. It was built by Jacopo Sansovino in 1537-46 and originally used in 1569 as a sentry post for dockyard workers. Easily overlooked in favour of the Campanile.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

We have visited Marco Square a number of times during various visits to San Marco Square. On each of those visits, our attention has been drawn to the very large, elegant buildings which border the square. While in Venice on our most recent visit, San...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Great panoramic views of the city for 8 euro and no stairs to walk to boot! Go early or late to avoid the lines. Also, the bells are active so be aware if you go at the top or bottom of the hour!

Thank cincygumdoc
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Lost in all that is Piazza San Marco, is this little non-descript building at the base of the Campanile di San Marco. The building was built in the mid 1500’s. The building also houses the ticket office and entrance for the lift to the top...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2016

It is located at the bottom of the Bell tower. The ticket office for the bell tower is located in this building. There are beautiful bronze sculptures by Sansovino

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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
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