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Torre dell'Orologio

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Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 42730892

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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Nice tour

We came here with a tour booked online, since it's the only way to get inside. Tour lasted about 45 minutes and was really interesting and informative. At the end, we were allowed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Krakow, Poland
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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here with a tour booked online, since it's the only way to get inside. Tour lasted about 45 minutes and was really interesting and informative. At the end, we were allowed to rooftop to take some nice photos of the area. All in all, it's worth booking this one and enjoy story behind one of most famous clocks... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The whole square will leave you spellbound. Don't forget to wander down there at night, it's quieter then as many tourists are day trippers or on cruise ships so you can admire all the structures and take a few night shots. At the same time there are small orchestras playing music at the cafe's there and it's quite delightful. It... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour up the tower is really good! You can book in advance to ensure a tour in your language. The lady giving us the tour was friendly and knowledgeable. There's a great view of San Marco square at the top.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had no idea you could tour this iconic clock tower, but found out when we bought tickets for the "Museo Correr" at the end of St. Mark's Square. If you can handle the climb (there are at least 4 stops along the way up for explanation), this is an unforgettable experience. I am 71 and I found it quite... More 

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Cricklade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible that this mechanism is still reasonably accurate after being here for 500 odd years. No doubt it is well maintained but even so. Waited for the hour to strike and believe I'm right in saying that it struck the previous hour at 5 to then struck the actual time on the hour. Very impressive, worth a look as you... More 

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Boyce, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Yes is a must see, but is hard to miss for the first time visitor. Fascinating to see in action and enjoy it's uniqueness. Kids love its moving parts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Located on St Marco square , its the bell of Chirch. Rennesaince type and time . Bell has 2 statue who rings the bell on every single hour. Nice decorating building...

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Next to the San Marco basilica this gate looks almost mundane, but it is richly decorated and would be a highlight in almost any other place.

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We left St Marks Basilica just before 12 o'clock midday, just in time to see and hear the bell on the very complex clock tower being struck. Make sure you are nearbye on the hour.

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Alsager, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

A fantastic looking clock on a beautiful building in the most amazing square. Difficult to know what else to say other than it's a must see on the Square.

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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.
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