Directly across from the basilica is the bell tower. It’s sort of like Venice’s version of the Sears Tower or The Empire State Building. An elevator takes you up to a viewing platform where you get the bird’s eye view of Venice. We took our first trip on a vaporetti, water taxi, to get here since we had already trekked from the hotel to the square and back once already and as previously mentioned, not by the direct route. 🙂 There is a far green dome in one of the photos that shows the walk.