Dangling bell tower

30 April, 2007

Venice dangling bell tower

In Venice there are many dangling bell tower or campanili (as the Pisa tower). The most dangling is probably the Santo Stefano Church bell tower, it was started in the XV Century and finished in 1544. Its silhouette is part of the Venice Skyline, but now it needs some care.
It seems that the lean is growing and spinning, unfortunately the clay under the tower is not very resistant but luckily the wood poles (yes, Venice is really on wood poles!) are in good conditions.


One Response to “Dangling bell tower”

  1. Venice Blog Says:

    The lean is growing, but only about a milimeter per year. A early 20th century substruction reduces further sagging.

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