This Baroque Tower is undisputedly Venice’s most recognisable landmark. That’s why the city won’t let it die. Since the first tower was erected in the 10th century, it’s been repeated struck down by calamity after calamity (usually fires and earthquakes), and each time they just built it back up again, adding a little extra detail here and there each time. In this way was added the belfry, the attic, the gold leaf spire, the Logetta, the lightning rod, and the statue of an angel. The tower’s current look dates from about the 16th century. It collapsed again in 1902, and finally the government built it back up, but with structural reinforcements.
Make sure you climb and see the 360 degree observatory!! An elevator could take you to the top too. Highlights:
- 98.6 meters tall
- Arched belfry houses five bells (ask the locals for their specific functions).
- Walking lions atop the belfry.
- The Goddess of Justice (Venice)
- Pyramidal spire with a golden weather vane of the Angel Gabriel.
- Logetta, an ornate podium.
- The observatory, from which you can see the Alps.
- EUR 4 for groups 15+ people.
- From Piazzale Roma- Line 1, Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; Line 2 Giardinetti stop; Line 5.1 or Line 4.1, San Zaccaria stop.
- From Santa Lucia Railway Station- Line 1, Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; Line 2 Giardinetti stop; Line 5.1 or Line 4.1, San Zaccaria stop.
- From Lido di Venezia- Line 1, Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; Line 5.2, San Zaccaria stop.
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79.48% of people who visit Venice include St Mark's Campanile in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
35.77% of people start their St Mark's Campanile visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St Mark's Campanile
81.29% of people prefer walking in order to reach St Mark's Campanile
Skip the line was worth the ticket. Elevator to the top was fast and smooth, but obviously a tight squeeze, so not for those scared of confined spaces or heights. If you're into gorgeous views then this is totally for you! Stunning sights at the top.
Queues were long but moved quickly. Only way up is via a lift. Amazing views from the top. Today’s fun fact: Not the original tower, that collapsed in 1902, but a perfect replica and probably a bit stronger.
Well worth the visit to the top. You do not even need to walk up any steps as there is a lift to take you to the top!! You can take what ever time you want at the top but there seems to be a natural cycle anyway. There are stunning views across all points of the compass and you can easily take photos of the views as there is a wide mesh which you can put the camera though. Hold on to it though!! €8 per adult and €4 up to 17 was well worth it. Only had to queue a short while as the queue moves quickly.
The queue moves quickly. The lift staff managed to pick out that my partner was claustrophobic and gave us a ride in a near empty lift. Then grabbed us out of the queue to descend and did the same again. We did not try to get any special treatment. They were wonderful.
Very nice tower, although the piazza floor is almost entirely under the water. I guess Trump has to cut all financing from Italy and Venice as well, besides tariffs naturally