About St. Mark's Campanile

The huge Piazza San Marco is a public square where you will find yourself quite often. Venice's beloved landmark is home to and near several tourist landmarks such as the Campanile and Basilica di San Marco.
Beneath its arresting arcades are shops, restaurants, offices, museums, and fashionable cafes such as Caffe Florian. The place is always crowded with tourists, with dozens of pigeons being permanent residents here.
It's an ideal place to have your dinner after an exhausting day of sightseeing.

At 99m, St. Mark's Campanile is unmissable from any part of the city. Venice's tallest structure is a landmark and popular with tourists.
Situated in the enormous St. Mark's Square, the tower began its journey in the 12th century as a lighthouse for ships in the lagoon area. It took its present form in the 16th century with a few additions, including the belfry and the spire.
For a few euros, visitors are whisked away in an elevator to the belfry loggia. From here, one can get a superb view of Venice city and the surrounding areas. On clear days, if you are lucky, you can even see the Alps.


Must See

Architecture of the piazza, Cafes and Shops

Stunning views of Venice city, Lagoon and Alps in the distance.

How to reach


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.


  • The square is full of pigeons, do not feed them.
  • Cafes are quite expensive, if you don't mind spending, you can a have a wonderful time here.
  • Great place for a leisurely stroll.  
  • Book tickets online if you want to skip the queue.
  • If you are visiting during winter, dress in warm clothes as it can get chilly.

Visit Time

St. Mark's Square
Sunday:        Open 24 Hours

Monday:       Open 24 Hours

Tuesday:      Open 24 Hours

Wednesday: Open 24 Hours

Thursday:     Open 24 Hours

Friday:         Open 24 Hours

Saturday:     Open 24 Hours


St Mark's Campanile (Bell Tower)

Sunday:        9:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday:       9:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday;      9:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday:     9:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday:          9:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday:     9:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

No waiting time


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Entrance Fee


Free for St. Mark's Square

St. Mark's Campanile
           Adult: 8 euros
          Children (less than 16): 4 euros

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Time you can spend

1 hour


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