close to my hometown, the city I went to university...with its wonderful Campanile in San Marco square. lovely place!
The Campanile is, perhaps, Venice's most iconic structure. It is also the tallest building in Venice and visible from almost everywhere. Visitors can take an elevator to the top (for 8 euros) and get a panoramic view over the city. The price of the lift has gone up over the years, but the view is well worth the cost. Lines move quickly, but it's worth it to get there early, as there is almost always a crowd.
When everyone is fighting to go up the bell tower in St Marks Square, come here and be the only one in line for a magnificent view.
The view from the top on sunny days is absolutely worth the queue!
It is surely the most famous monument in Venezia and one of the most famous of Italy. Together with the Basilica of San Marco and Piazza San Marco it is the very heart of Venice. It was built around IX Century and then damaged in different periods. At the beginning of 1900 it falled down and was then rebuilt.
This is the bell tower of St. Mark's Basilica. You can get up there (it's about 8€) and have a wonderful view over venice!
St Mark's Campanile is one of Venice's most recognizable symbols, the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica, standing proud and tall at 98.6 metres (323 ft tall). Take the elevator going to the top (it will cost you 8 euros) to see Venice in all its glory for every possible angle.
One of my favorite parts of the visit to Venice was the behind the scenes tour at the Torre dell'Orologio clock tower, the first ever digital clock and one of the most significant Renaissance buildings in Venice. Advance booking required. 1-hour tour takes you inside the clock as well as onto the roof for a great view of St. Mark's Square and the original entrance to the city.
There is usually a pretty long line to get to the top of the tower, but it's worth it!
Designed by Maurizio Codussi and built beginning in 1496, the clock displays the time, the phase of the moon, and the dominant sign of the Zodiac. Venetian legend holds that when the clock was revealed on February 1, 1499, it was so beautiful that the doge had the clockmaker blinded so that he could not create another to rival it.