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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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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!)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

One of the impressive buildings at St. Mark’s Square is Torre dell’Orologio (St. Mark’s Clock Tower). I had been told that the tower was built at the end of the 15th century. It is a unique and elaborate clock which not only displays the time of the day, but also the dominant sign of Zodiac and the current lunar phase.... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed our tour of the clock tower. Reservations are required so make sure to book before leaving on your trip. Other than having a hard time finding the meeting location (it is not at the entrance to the tower, but at a museum down the square) we absolutely loved this tour. Diane, our tour guide,... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

If you can, be in St Mark's Square just before midnight when the clock goes bananas! It chimes for about 5 minutes then the figures on top strike the ball in turns. Worth seeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The clock is beautiful. If you go to the top of St.Marks you can get great pictures of the clock. I did not do any kind if a tour and I do not feel like I missed out on anything.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I booked this tour before traveling to Italy, which would have been great if I would have not taken a bad fall on our first day of our vacation. I was barely able to walk and actually missed our tour time. Needless to say there was another tour going to be going and they offered for my husband and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Clock Tower – I’d booked the tickets in advance; it was a bit inconvenient collecting the tickets – then I realised I’d booked the tickets not for the very tall tower in St Mark’s Square – but the actual blue Clock Tower embedded in the parade of shops and offices. Having paid for them we decided to still go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We purchased a semi private tour in advance. It was interesting with beautiful views. We liked it and would would recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A beautiful restauratio n...notice the two figues which hit the bell every hour. The time is given in Roman numerals if you inspect carefully. There are also the signs of the zodiac and the winged lion of Venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This building is one of the most beautiful on the square and I remind you that includes St. Mark's and the Doge's Palace. However the real feature is the clock with a bell that rings every hour. Our guide did a great job ensuring that we finished the Doge's Palace in time to be in the Square at 12 Noon.... More 

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Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 42730892
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco

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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.