Venice City Tour last part; St. Marks Campanile View at Night

Central Europe last part; 5-days solo wandering in Italy
October 28 to November 02, 2013

Venice city tour 2nd part; St. Marks Basilica and its Museum 

St Mark's Campanile (Campanile di San Marco) is the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica in  located in the Piazza San Marco. It is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. The tower is 98.6 metres (323 ft) tall, and stands alone in a corner of St Mark's Square, near the front of the basilica. It has a simple form, the bulk of which is a fluted brick square shaft, 12 metres (39 ft) wide on each side and 50 metres (160 ft) tall, above which is a loggia surrounding the belfry, housing five bells. The belfry is topped by a cube, alternate faces of which show the Lion of St. Mark and the female representation of Venice (la Giustizia: Justice). The tower is capped by a pyramidal spire, at the top of which sits a golden weathervane in the form of the archangel Gabriel. The campanile reached its present form in 1514. The current tower was reconstructed in its present form in 1912 after the collapse of 1902. Admission fee costs 8 Euro.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mark%27s_Campanile


Venice city tour last part; St. Marks Campanile view at night

Venice city tour last part; St. Marks Campanile view at night

Venice city tour last part; (Doge's Palace)

Venice city tour last part; St. Marks Campanile view at night

Venice city tour last part; St. Marks Campanile view at night

Venice city tour last part; St. Marks Campanile view at night

Venice city tour last part; St. Marks Campanile view at night

Venice city tour last part; St. Marks Campanile view at night

Venice city tour last part; St. Marks Campanile view at night

Venice city tour last part; St. Marks Campanile view at night

Venice city tour last part; St. Marks Campanile view at night

Venice city tour last part; St. Marks Campanile view at night

Venice city tour last part; St. Marks Campanile view at night


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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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