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Venice Clock Tower
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Venice Clock Tower
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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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Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
San Marco
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people who go to Venice will visit the Doge’s Palace or St Marks and whilst they may look at the outside of this clock tower building, don’t actually go inside. Buy a ticket and take a tour of it! The inside is fascinating and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this beautiful tower features not only the winged lion of venice but an elaborate clock face. Because it stands beside the church it is easily over looked by passersby but is a beautiful decorative piece

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jill C
Reviewed November 26, 2018

If you go to Venice, you go to San Marco and you see this clock tower. It's exactly what you imagined, you will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TLH61293
Reviewed November 25, 2018

The clock tower is beautiful, historic, and interesting to see from outside. But on our recent visit to Venice we were able to take a tour, and it was fascinating. The tours are limited to small groups (about 12, I think) so we signed up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed November 2, 2018

There are lots of clocks and clock towers in Venice, some of very unusual design many built before the clock face format of 12 at the top was agreed, so many are 24hr with the number 24 in various quarters. Think we actually saw one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sharpe26
Reviewed October 26, 2018

This is one of the many highlights of San Marco Square. Nice spot for a foto and the clock is beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WebsterFoodie
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Wait until the chimes and witness the spectacle of how they are achieved - you'll wonder anyway as everyone around you will be looking up

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LordCadwell
Reviewed October 9, 2018

The views are a bit different than the Campanile, but far fewer people as the tour only allows 12 people for each time slot. Great history of the clock tower including the family that lived there, in order to maintain the clock. The stairwells are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kim B
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We purchased this tour with our Secret Itineraries Doges Palace tour tickets, but did the tours on 2 different days. This tour is fairly short, but interesting. As a bonus, there's a pretty view of San Marco piazza from the top. It wasn't clear to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ls797
Reviewed October 4, 2018

The Torre dell'Orologio on St Mark's Square is of huge importance, both practical, historical and symbolic in the story of Venice. All the greater pity then that it was obscured behind scaffolding for so long - undergoing a major renovation. Now though, this extraordinarily elaborate...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ArazziG
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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
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May 6, 2018|
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Response from MilwaukeeCraig | Reviewed this property |
As I recall no - many sets of stairs to climb
January 22, 2018|
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Response from MilwaukeeCraig | Reviewed this property |
Should be no problem clock tower tour lasts ~ 30 minutes Doge's Palace is across the square
July 2, 2016|
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Response from 827martinob | Reviewed this property |
The key here is to book online and have a stress free trip all round , other attractions can be booked online and fit in a gondola ride while you there to soak in the atmosphere
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All Suites Torre dell'Orologio (3 Replies)
Has anyone stayed at this hotel? What is your opinion of it?
February 17, 2005|
Response fromdebsunberg|
MollyS, Did you ever get a response to this post? We are looking at this hotel and are not finding any information short of two items in the reviews...one positive, the other rather negative. Hoping to see more information... Debbie
Washington, DC
Torre dell'Orologio and Doge's Secret Itineraries Tour (6 Replies)
I booked the Secret Itineraries tour a few weeks ago and just found the Clock Tower tour. I went to buy a ticket for the Clock Tower too and noticed that there is a reduced rate for 'those purchasing tickets for the Secret tour'. Do both tours have to be purchased at the same time? Or can I purchase the reduced rate and show my Secret Intineraries ticket, I would be doing them the same day? Thanks
March 30, 2014|
Response fromMrZukini|
Yes, you are entitled to purchase the reduced rate ticket for the L'Orologio. You won't have any problems as long as you have also purchased the Secret Itineraries tour.
Exeter, United Kingdom
Torre dell orologio St Marks Square (3 Replies)
Trying to book tickets for clock tower. I have tried the musum site but cant fill in all the questions as in Italian is there any other way of booking tickets? We go next week.
September 12, 2015|
Response fromgingercat78|
Thank you I don't know why I could not see the union jack ! My Italian better than I thought only 2 questions I could not read!