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Torre dell'Orologio

Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy (San Marco)
+39 041 42730892
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Ranked #12 of 206 attractions in Venice
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is something special. If you stay at a hotel nearby, the bell will be your company at night. Not too loud but clear. Nice feeling.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a very pretty clock you won't miss as it's right at San Marco Square. You can see the two statues at the top moving and the bell ringing on the hour. I believe you can go up the top but we didn't do that.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Like all of Venice, this tower is steeped in history and made a fascinating tour. Great guide, sharing all the history of the clock in an interesting and entertaining way. Definitely worth a visit.. but you need to book a tour at the correo museum

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Right beneath the clock tower, just to the right if you're facing it is a little café that has delicious sandwiches on the go and wine by the half or full bottle to go. We stopped in there before our Gandola ride to grab a bottle for the ride and we also popped in both nights we sat in St.... More

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My husband and I were on a group tour through Gate 1 Travel when we visited the clock tower in mid-March on our fabulous trip to Italy! The Clock Tower is in St. Mark's Square, facing the Piazza San Marco. Be sure and try to be nearby when the clock strikes...listen!! There is a fee to go up to see... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Lets start with the con side: TICKITALY.com a bad, bad place to book thru. Our tickets were not found and two other couples on our DELAYED tour had the same problem with the same agency. AVOID AT ALL COST TICKITALY.COM. Now the plus side. The gal at Museo Correr who turned out to be the tour guide was a saint!... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We did the tour up around the clock tower. There were only four of us on the tour which was great as we got to ask as many questions as we wanted. The guide tells you all about the history of the clock tower which is fascinating but the best part is when you get to the top and stand... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

You can see the Torre dell'Orologio when admiring St Mark Square. It is an unique clock, love the color and the designe. One evening we were there when the clock's bells ring. It was a nice experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Compared to some of the other attractions in Venice this one is not as well known but was definitely one of he highlights of our trip! Only twelve people can tour the clocktower at any one time so the tour felt very personal. The tour guide was fantastic, her English was excellent and she was also very humorous. The information... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A very interesting tour of one of the world's oldest clock towers. The guide did an excellent job describing the construction of both the clock and the tower. She painted a vivid picture of the life of the timekeeper and his family. They lived inside the clock tower, literally sharing space with the mechanisms of the clock. This job was... More

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