This belfry boasts its height. Its nearly one hundred metres justify it. Climbing these metres is ... unforgettable!
You can climb to the top to see the city from a privileged position, unless you suffer from vertigo, because we’re talking about almost one hundred metres high. This belfry of St Mark's Basilica was built in the 11th century as a lookout to guard the city and as a beacon for sailors. The stone you will tread inside is from the 20th century, because the original building suffered a spectacular collapse in 1902. The rest of St Mark's Square suffered slight damage and there were no victims, but it was a historical tragedy for the city. Work began immediately afterwards on erecting a building with a more solid foundation but identical to the original, a decision largely influenced by popular desire. Currently, climbing to the top of the belfry is a popular activity, especially among tourists, so if you intend to do so, it is better seen with time. The wait to climb is usually lengthy, but view the city from up there is, at the very least, an unforgettable experience and one of the most stunning photos of the city.
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