|Campanile di San Marco|
The Basilica di San Marco's bell tower.
9th century C.E. - 12th century C.E.
The Campanile di San Marco (English: Saint Mark's Bell Tower) was the bell tower of the Basilica di San Marco and was located in the Piazza di San Marco of the San Marco district in Venice. The tower stood at 323 feet tall and was first built during the 12th century.
Originally built as a watchtower in the 9th century, the Campanile di San Marco was later transformed into a bell tower. Each of the five bells has a special purpose: one announces the Senate, another announces midday, a third the opening and closing of the work day, the fourth council meetings, and the fifth and final bell: Executions.
- In Assassin's Creed II, a glyph and a view point are located on the structure.
- The Campanile di San Marco is the tallest building in Venice.
- Interestingly, despite being the Basilica's bell tower, there are no bells in the Campanile's belfry in Assassin's Creed II.