Going up the Campanile (Venice - Italy)

Going up the Campanile

[ Oct.2015 ] We decided to go up the Campanile soon after we left our luggage in the hotel near Piazza San Marco.

It is a tower whose height is as high as 98.6 metres, but there is a lift, so the elderly people can go up, too.

The weather was fantastic and the view was wonderful.

This Campanile‘s origin was built in the 9th century, but the current style was established in the early 16th century.

It suffered many times from fire, thunderbolt and earthquake and so on and they had to restore each time.

The current tower was built in 1912 after it was collapsed a few days after people found some cracks in 1902.

Fortunately nobody died when it collapsed apart from the cat of the caretaker.

Apparently people made some similar towers all over the world.

One of them is in Piran in Slovenia, which was built in the early 17th century.

I did not notice it when I went there, but in fact it is similar.

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