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Torre dell'Orologio

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Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 42730892
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Description: This 14th-century clock stands on the north side of St. Mark's Square,and...
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.
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This is also known as the clocktower. It was absolutely beautiful. Each hour as the clock chimes people gather in front of it just to see the numbers change. An experience not to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our tour guide Nicoletta seemed like someone dragged out from the admin office on her lunch break to fill in last minute. She didn't smile at all, wasn't friendly or personable. She took us across the square to the Clock Tower, at one point grabbing an old man's open umbrella and shoving it out of the way (people holding open... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is also known as the clocktower. It was absolutely beautiful. Each hour as the clock chimes people gather in front of it just to see the numbers change. An experience not to be missed.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great way to see Venice from the birds eye view. The ticket charge is €8 per person and you can stay as long as you like. Great pictures of the Piazza, Basilica and Palazzo Ducale and the whole town of Venice.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Lots of people look at the clock tower but few realize that one can take a guided tour of its inner workings. Twelve-person guided tours are available in English and Italian on selected days and have to be booked beforehand (either on line or at the Correr Museum ticket desk). We visited in January and got tickets for the same... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This one was a bit of a find. After passing by the tower probably a dozen times, reading about it in numerous books, and overhearing a tour guide discuss it’s virtues I decided to search out a visit on my own. I’m not sure how this works in the high season, but in January you can purchase tickets fifteen minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

After a marvelous walk through Venice from Piazzale Rome, we finally arrived at Piazza San Marco. Off course we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the Basilica, the Campanile and the unique square itself. But when we walked trough Merceria Orologio, the last street before entering St. Mark's Square, I noticed we walked underneath a magnificent clock tower. I checked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were lucky enough to take a tour of the clock with a wonderful guide Eleanor. The tour needs to be booked prior to your arrival in Venice as there are limited numbers of 12 people per tour and they are taken in different languages. You meet at the Correr Museum book shop on the 1st floor and will need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This clock tower situated in the Piazza San Marco is seen by numerous tourists as they pass by and marvel and its architectural spendour for a moment before continuing on and visiting the major sights such as Florians, Palazzo Ducale and the Campanile Di San Marco. My wife and I spent three days in Venice and although a small island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The clock tower, an essential feature of Piazza San Marco, is seen by all tourists from the outside. Yet, there are two guided tours in English every day, each limited to 12 people, that allow one to see the clock from the inside and enjoy the views from the roof and balconies. We signed up for one of these tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Torre dell'Orologico is a beautiful clock tower done up in gold and brilliant blue. look for the knights who come out on the hour and strike the bell. Piazza San Marco can be mesmerizing as there is so much eye candy all around you. tough as it may be, this is one architectural element is one you may want... More 

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