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Torre dell'Orologio

Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy (San Marco)
+39 041 42730892
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Ranked #15 of 215 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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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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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Having done "drafting" work for my career, the details in the local buildings is simply magnificent. This could not be done anywhere in the world today.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Located in St Mark's Square next to the Piazetta dei Leoni, this tower is featured in the James Bond film 'Moonraker'. Just to the right of the tower, you can see the Venini glass shop which is also featured in the film.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Booked tour online per Rick Steves' tour book. Definitely the way to go to avoid the line. Tour was not that exciting, but the view of St. Mark's from the top of the clock tower was awesome. Some of the best pictures we took in Venice.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have booked the online tour and loved every minute of it. Tip: to pick the tickets you'll need to go at the Correr Museum (at the other side of the square, facing the Basilica) and then your meeting point will be said. Pictures are allowed, without flash tho.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We booked a tour online (easy to find on google) in English. We picked up the tickets at the Musee Correr, in the corner of San Marco, and was met at the door of the Clock Tower. There is a 6 story walk up, mostly on a wrought iron spiral staircase. On that level, you are where the large numbers... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A highlight of our trip to Venice was visiting the clock tower. In order to visit the interior of a clock tower, one has to book a tour. Tickets can be purchased at the Correr museum. It was amazing to see the inner workings of the clock. Our fabulous guide was so knowledgable and intelligent. She also shared some of... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I mixed up the clock tower (Torre dell'Orologio) and the bell tower (Campanille). So I first want to warn others not to do the same. The bell tower has an elevator, the clock tower has increasingly narrow sets of spiral staircases. You make advance reservations for the clock tower but must wait in lines for the bell tower. The bell... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

You have to book a tour to visit the Torre dell'Orologio which takes about 45 minutes. The ticket needs to be collected from Museo Correr at the other end of the square & also entitles you entry to the Museum. The guide for the clock tower was fabulous, very knowledgeable & had a great sense of humour. There are some... More

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