Venice

St. Mark’s Campanile

For the finest view of Venice, take the lift to Campanile building on St. Mark's Square and enjoy the magnificent panorama at your feet!

Bird’s eye view of Venice

Campanile building is located on San Marco Square, opposite St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace and is the tallest structure in the city of Venice. Thanks to its size, Campanile reveals to the travelers a delightful panoramic view to all city districts, the whole lagoon, the Lido in the vicinity and even to the Dolomite on a fine sunny day.

 

Facts about Campanile Building

Originally built between 888 and 912, Campanile building is almost 99 m high and has been subject of repeated reconstructions. According to the legend the Roman Emperor Frederick III reached the top on his horse back in 1451. In July 1902 the bell tower collapsed to be rebuilt after that just as it was and where it was on the date promised. Campanile building once had steep steps to the top, but now there is a lift inside. The place is a great spot for taking photos.