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Torre dell'Orologio

Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy (San Marco)
+39 041 42730892
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Ranked #19 of 218 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Observation Decks/ Towers
Owner description: This 14th-century clock stands on the north side of St. Mark's Square,and is known by its large clock face displaying the hours of the day, phases of... more » Owner description: This 14th-century clock stands on the north side of St. Mark's Square,and is known by its large clock face displaying the hours of the day, phases of the moon and movement of the sun through the signs of the Zodiac. « less
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Just had a guided tour of it. It was fantastic; it was only my wife and I and the guide showed us around and even discussed many history facts about the city. It was a pleasant surprise. Get only tickets in advance. Totally worth it.

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Oxnard, CA
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We have been to Venice a number of times but because the Clock Tower had been undergoing renovation we never were able to visit. This year it has been unveiled. At the Correr Museo we booked reservations for the next day for the English speaking tour (12 euros per person). Our tour guide was a delight and after steering us... More

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AZ
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199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a lovely and amazing sight in San Marco. It is billed as the first digital clock, as the time is indeed posted in numbers every 5 minutes. Either get a tour to go up or find a podcast to describe the features, as there is too much that you will miss if you don't. NOTE: Although this is... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

if you can get there for chimes every 15 minutes nice to catch on video. You can climb to the top I think it was 8 euros did not bother though as we had just gone to the top of the Basilica which had great views

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Centreville, Virginia
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187 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Located of the north side of Piazza San Marco, the Torre dell' Orologio rises above the Procuratie Vecchie, the ancient administration building for the Venetian Republic. Built between 1496 and 1506 and extensively restored in 2006, the clock mechanism still keeps perfect time. The hour, phases of the moon and the astrological symbols will change as needed and the two... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

So glad we did this tour, my husband and I agreed that this was our favorite experience in Venice! Had a great young lady as our guide, she was so personable and informative. You climb up all the way to the top, so if you are afraid of heights or can't do stairs, this is NOT the tour for you.... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Yo can walk through tiny streets full of shops of all kind, but also good stores.From there you can reach Rialto Bridge through beautiful streets.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is another beautiful building but with a very unique clock. I love the fact it also shows the phases of the moon.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A lovely unique clock. Only historical clock I have ever seen with digital time! One of the must see's in St Marks Square!

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stunningly ornate clock tower and clock built in the 15th century displaying the phases of the moon and zodiac. The two figures at the top strike the bell each hour. I hope the story told by our guide was just that and not true. He said that the inventors, after construction, had their eyes gouged out to prevent them from... More

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