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“Fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Torre dell'Orologio

Torre dell'Orologio
Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy (San Marco)
+39 041 42730892
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Ranked #31 of 350 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

An amazing time piece and so old. Sadly the chimes appear to be recorded as the figures on top did not move when the hour struck.

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“Great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Do not miss this tower if you want the best pics of Venice! I wish I could share here our panoramis pictures with you.... Make sure you are not going up when the bells are on!

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“If you can pre-book, don't miss this one!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We came across this visit while pre-booking our vaparetto tickets. It has to be pre-booked as there is not a lot of space so numbers on each tour are very limited (about 10 or 12).

This was a fascinating look at one of the most visible timepieces in Venice with the added benefit of the fantastic views from the roof. The views are not as good as for the bell tower, but there is the benefit of no queues if your time is limited.

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“Clock tower tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We liked this tour a lot. Good views and explanation of the clock mechanism and history. Then we went up on the top to see the bells and two Moors. Nice views of Piazzo san Marco!

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“Best view of Venice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Though the line-up may be long, this may be the best place to view Venice from above. Do not forget your cameras. The top of the tower is reached by an elevator. You may have to wait up to 15 minutes to get back down. It is definitely worth the visit.

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