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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 a beautiful place to visit, the history and mechanics of this big clock is amazing. Be aware of buying tickets online since tours have very strict schedules.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful place to visit, the history and mechanics of this big clock is amazing. Be aware of buying tickets online since tours have very strict schedules.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Made a reservation in advance to have a tour of the clock tower. So glad we did! The tour was great (about 10 people/group) and we were able to go up to the top of the tower. Insider we learned about the creation and how the clock went from manual to digital. At the top of the tower we were... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I really enjoyed seeing this clock tower after reading about the history of its intricate operation, read before you see. It was an amazing feat for its time.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is a great racket these bell ringers send up every hour. We never seemed to time it correctly to be in the square when they rang, but you sure could hear them from a very far way away. For we musicians, the game of listening to the bell ringers go in and out of sync is delightful in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

One of the most interesting buildings the Piazza San Marco is this ornate clock tower. Certainly, a "must see" when you are in the Piazza, which also has the beautiful Basilica San Marco and the Doges' Palace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Enjoyed the tour greatly with a knowledgeable and friendly guide and some great views of the square. A must see, this was one of my favourite places to see in Venice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Let me just share a few esoteric facts about this fascinating Clock Tower. . . The clock's size and height were designed as such so as to impress those approaching via the canal. The "Moors" who strike the huge bell atop the tower are so called because the bronze in which they were cast has darkened with time. The 24-hr... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Situated to the left of St Mark's Basilica, the Torre Dell 'Orologio is a fantastic piece of architecture in it's own right, but is a little outshone by the Basilica and Doges Palace. That said, take the time to have a proper look, or even pre-book to go inside. Handy to note as well that passing directly underneath takes you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I did the tour with Elena (?) as far as I remember. She was very nice and friendly as each of us where we were from and if we had been in Venice before. She advised myself and 2 other people on the tour to watch our heads as we went up the stairs as we may hit out head!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

You have to see the clock-tower, go early in the morning before the masses arrive, it is beautiful. (Have coffee elsewhere, here it is Euro 10 per cup!)

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.