Bell Towers of Venice
This website is the result of my passion, since I was a child, about the bell towers of Venice. It is so nice for me to finally be able to show to other people in love with this beautiful city the bell towers that animate the landscape of Venice. Many of these are really ancient, others were rebuilt after they collapsed. Unfortunately, some bell towers of Venice were demolished because they were considered unnecessary or unsafe. To make them remember those that no longer exist there are only paintings or drawings made centuries ago. However, only in the historical center of the city there are still over 80 towers. The visit is allowed only in three of them: those of St. Mark's, San Giorgio Maggiore and the Clock Tower. The first are equipped with lifts that allow you to quickly access the belfries from which you can admire the breathtaking views of the City of the Doges and its lagoon. The construction of the bell towers of Venice crosses at least 8 centuries of architecture, starting from the Veneto-Byzantine style up to the Neoclassical.
I hope that the consultation of this website will instill a lot of admiration for the bell towers of Venice. I wish the authorities will have the sensitivity needed to preserve them all for future generations. I believe that the information and photos included in these pages can not be called exhaustive, but I hope it can be seen as a starting point for those who want to deepen their studies in the future.
I then decided, in order to facilitate the research, to divide the cataloging of the bell towers of Venice in six different sections, as many as the districts of the city. Each tab will contain information and photos, but also maps to locate the various bell towers. In some cases, there will also be links that connect to my blog on Venice, where you will be able to see further details.