Saint Mark's Bell Tower

San Marco

Saint Mark's Bell Tower
  • Location: Saint Mark's Bell Tower
  • Address: Piazza San Marco
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  • Phone#: 041 2708311
  • Booking phone#: 041 2413817
  • Opening: From March/April (Easter) to June 9am-7pm
    From July to September 9am-9pm
    October 9am-7pm
    From November to March/April (Easter) 9.30am-3.45pm
  • Price: Full rate € 8, reduced € 4
    For further information on special offers, discounted admission and ticketing please visit the web site or contact the information office
  • Transportation: Lines 1, N (stop S. Marco Vallaresso DX)
    Line N (stop S. Marco Vallaresso SX)
    Lines 2, 10 (stop S. Marco Giardinetti)
    Lines 1, N (stop S. Zaccaria Danieli "E")
    Lines 5.1, N, 14 (stop S. Zaccaria Danieli "F")
    Lines 5.2, 4.2 (stop S. Zaccaria Jolanda "C")
    Lines 4.1, N (stop S. Zaccaria Jolanda "D")
    Lines 2, N (stop S. Zaccaria M.V.E. "B")
    Line 14 (stop S. Zaccaria Pietà "A")
The tower is 98.6 metres tall and was used as a watch tower or lightouse. It was renovated many times but, after being seriously damaged by lightning in 1489, the tower assumed its definitive shape thanks to the renovation directed by Bartolomeo Bon the Younger (1511-14). On the morning of July 14,1902, the bell tower collapsed completely, also demolishing the logetta. The venetians decided to rebuild the tower exactly as it was and where it was. Today, it is possible to climb the bell tower to enjoy an extraordinary panoramic view of the city.