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Torre dell'Orologio

Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy (San Marco)
Phone Number: +39 041 42730892
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 14th-century clock stands on the north side of St. Mark's...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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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malibu
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Don’t miss this when visiting St Marks Square. It is very easy to focus on the big-ticket items and overlook the lower hyped attractions such as this. As with all attractions I think a little research (if you are not going to do a tour) pays dividends, and this is certainly true in this case so you can truly appreciate... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I am always interested in doing something a little bit different when visiting somewhere new. This tour ticked that box for me. The guide was fantastic and passionate about her city and the history of the clock tower. We got to climb right to the clock and take some beautiful photos of the square.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

What an experience! It's one thing to see the clock tower but it's a whole other world to actually be at the top of the clocktower. Be sure to make reservations online ahead of time, so you can definitely get the time slot you want for the tour. I'm not sure if you can buy tickets (12.50 Euros each) on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We booked for a late afternoon english tour. We were the only people on the tour and our guide brought the place to life just for us. She took us through the building and told us stories about the clock and the building with enough technical information without boring us. Full of more details if we asked her to elaborate.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Magnificent views from the top.Nice to get a photo.Magnificent views from the top. Nice to get a photo. However, it was very windy and cold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

you really learn the history behind the clock. Why it is there, what are the meanings of the different levels of the faces, what were the major changes over the years and how the dang thing works. Very good tour. Cheap. The lady who was the tour guide had a lot of great history to share and at the end... More 

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