St. Mark's Campanile
St Mark's Campanile
St. Mark's Square in Venice is said to be "the most beautiful square in the world". One of the most striking features of the square is the Campanile that stands in one corner. Its distinctive appearance of red bricks and green spires has influenced the design of skyscrapers around the world. Every day at 12:00 and 6:00 p.m., the bells ring out over the city of Venice.
Venice is a water city built on a lagoon on the Adriatic Sea. Cars and bicycles are not allowed in the city, and boats are the only means of transportation. A leisurely gondola ride through the canals while admiring the Renaissance and Gothic mansions is a standard part of any trip to Venice. The maze of alleys, historic bridges over canals, and other beautiful sights unique to a city on the water attract people from all over the world.