Saint Mark’s bell tower

Event or Heritage: 
Saint Mark’s bell tower in Venice, Italy is one of the most recognizable heritages of the Silk Road. The 98.6 meter tall Campanile which stands alone in a corner of St Mark's Square, near the front of the basilica was first built in 1173 as a beacon for merchant-ships coming from the East. The Campanile was completely collapsed in 1902 and the re-construction started immediately and finished in 1912. Almost identical but smaller replicas were modeled after the Saint Mark’s bell tower in Slovenian town of Piran, Croatian town of Rovinj as well as other cities around the world.
Type of heritage: 
Tangible (monuments, buildings, architecture, landscapes)
Silk road connection: 
Bell tower
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St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco)
Piazza San Marco
45° 26' 2.5512" N, 12° 20' 20.472" E