Campanile di San Marco

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The Bell Tower of San Marco Aug 24, 1998
A work of art and architecture, the bell tower of San Marco stands right in front of the church on Piazza San Marco. The "Campanile", as it is most often referred to by the Venetians, is an outstanding landmark of Venice. Standing at almost 100 meters high it is hard to miss it once at the square. Unlike the Basilica, its simple brick structure makes it unique while standing out from other structures.

The Bell tower also known as the 'campanile' is one of the churches most prominent features. It assumed its present appearance in 1514 after the reconstruction to the extension was finished. Thereafter, it remained virtually unaltered until it suddenly collapsed in 1902 but was quickly rebuilt the way it was. Apparently the Italians believe in the philosophy of "Com'era, dov'era" which translates to "how it was, where it was". Thus the current feature and a feast was held when it was finally reopened in 1912; the feat of Saint Mark.

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