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Address: San Marco 328, 31024 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 522 5205
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Be for once higher than all the pigeons

Get an overview of all of the sestieri (districts) of Venice and become aware of the huge dimensions of the Piazza San Marco. Decide yourself if this is worth an admission fee of... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2013
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Get an overview of all of the sestieri (districts) of Venice and become aware of the huge dimensions of the Piazza San Marco. Decide yourself if this is worth an admission fee of € 8. No queues early december (but cold winds once you are on top).

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

We went up to the top of the Campanile (they have got a lift), the view of Venice was wonderful, especially in sunlight. We could see all the way to the Lido and Mestre on the other side.

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Although we've been in Venice many times ( ten or more), it's been years since we've gone up the Campanile. The lift is well run and the view is unparalleled.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2013

I was very disappointed to discover that you have to get a lift to the top of the Campanile and that when you reach the top you discover a tacky souvenir shop located right beneath one of the mighty bells. There is some kind of magic in climbing the stairs of a bell tower and emerging from the door at... More 

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Nicknamed "Master of the House" because it dominates St.Mark's square, it was first built in 1514. In 1902 it collapsed but was reconstructed again in 1912, keeping the same features of the original design. It was used as a watchtower or lighthouse due to its 98 m. height. On the top, Archangel's Gabriel golden statue, 3 m.high, rotates with strong... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Walk down the alleyways, turn a few corners and there suddenly St.Mark's square opens up in front of you. Jaw droppingly gorgeous. You gaze at the buildings that surround you and think that every little and huge piece of marble has been brought here by sail. Just be there and breathe it in.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

We did this - cheap and cheerful, just €8 for the lift. Spectacular views of the whole of Venice. We were lucky it was a beautiful day. :)

Thank Nicki R
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Definitely worth a visit whilst in Venice. We visited around 4pm (in winter) just as the sun was going down which made for great views and pictures.

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

I was dreading going up the Campanile for I thought there wont be any lift to the top (unlike the ones in Florence). I was pleasantly surprised that there was! Note though : You need exact entrance fee. The cashier dont and will not change your bill. The 360 view of Venice atop the Campanile on clear blue skies is... More 

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Brilliant. Fantastic and very historic building with many fascinating stories attached to it. A must if you visit Venice.

Thank M R J

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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.
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