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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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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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A very beautiful monument in St. Mark Square. Looking at the Basilica it's on its left. At the top there is a bell and two men who hit it on the hour to make it chime. I've seen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very beautiful monument in St. Mark Square. Looking at the Basilica it's on its left. At the top there is a bell and two men who hit it on the hour to make it chime. I've seen it so many times but it's always a beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This clock is beautiful and at the top is a bell and two men who hit it on the hour to make it chime. Perfectly place in St marks square. I could sit and watch it all day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never saw a 24h clock before! This was completely unexpected. Examining closer we could also see that it displayed also moon phase and other astrological features. Nice catch!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remember to look up as you walk along the lanes. This has a really beautiful face. You can also book a tour to see the inner workings. Worth a visit

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Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only viewed the clock tower from the ground and looked down on it from the Campanile opposite but it's beautiful and well worth seeing. I hadn't realised until reading other reviews when writing this one that you can pre-book a tour (extra charge) that takes you up the steps to the top of the building where you can see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have seen it many times and it is always show stopping. People these days take pictures with their i phones. The next generation will be looking up too, just have different gadgets to take pictures with. In the Piazza San Marco. The more things change, the more they stay the same! The astronomical clock tower - Orloj - in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Venice is full of clock and bell towers but this has to be the best one to look at! We didn't actually go up the tower (as I didn't know you could) at the time but just looking up at the design from below is good enough!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Since the building is located in the Saint Mark's Square it unavoidable not to see this attraction. The exterior is beautiful and impressive and symbol of Venice's wealth and power. A must vacation photo spot. Enjoy the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The tour of the clock tower is highly recommended. I booked it based on the Tripadvisor attraction ranking; I wasn’t sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. I wouldn’t have thought the history and mechanism of a clock tower could be so interesting. We combined the 10AM English tour of the Clock Tower with the 11:35 Secret Itineraries tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

A fascinating look behind the scenes of this lovely clock tower. The tour guide is very friendly and knowledgeable. Also, the views from the top were some of the best to photograph of the Basilica and piazza.

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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.