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St Mark's campanile

St Mark’s Bell Tower, Venice

April 2016

St Mark’s bell tower is located in a corner of St Mark’s Square near the front of the basilica. It is also called St Mark’s Campanile meaning a free-standing bell tower. It is 98.6 metres high and true to the meaning of ‘campanile’, it stand detached from St Mark’s Basilica. At this height, the bell tower is the tallest building in Venice.

At the top of the tower there are 5 huge bells and around it, there is a viewing gallery where you can have a 360° view of Venice island. You go up (and down) the tower by lift where you can admire and photograph the views of the island. The lift cost €8 and is operational from 9:00 a.m. You buy your tickets at the counters in the bell tower building below.

On the day of our visit, it was raining, wind blowing and cold. Up In the tower, haze in the distance obstruct what would have been a panoramic view. Nonetheless, it was worth the entrance fees as you would not get this kind of views from any other nearby buildings.

St Mark's bell tower

St Mark’s bell tower in St Mark’s square in-front of the Basilica.

St Mark's bell tower

Gondola in-front of St Mark’s square.

Basilica

Slightly away from the gondolas is the water bus stop.

St Mark's bell tower

The domes of St Mark’s basilica.

Basilica

St Mark’s square from the bell tower.

St Mark's bell tower

South-eastern edge of Venice island.

St Mark's bell tower

Across the Grand canal, basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

St Mark's bell tower

San Giorgio & Lido Island across the canal.

St Mark's bell tower

The causeway joining the mainland to Venice island.

St Mark's bell tower

Over looking another section of Venice.

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The huge bells atop the tower.

St Mark's bell tower

sampaisudah.com was lucky the bell did not ring.

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