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.