St Mark’s Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, located in the square (piazza) of the same name. It is a recognizable symbol of the city.
The tower is 98.6 meters 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 plain brick shaft, 12 meters on a side and 50 meters tall, above which is the arched belfry, housing five bells.
The Campanile di San Marco, or Belltower of St. Mark’s, has stood for more than a thousand years—or for less than a century, depending on how you define “truth in advertising.”