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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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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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Beautiful building

The Torre dell'Orologio is a beautiful building in white and has been decorated with a blue clock (but not the usual clocks that you would see, so don't miss it) and at the top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Torre dell'Orologio is a beautiful building in white and has been decorated with a blue clock (but not the usual clocks that you would see, so don't miss it) and at the top of the tower you find a blue and gold background for the lion with wings statue. Make sure that you are there for about 5 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The two statues move and strike the bell every hour. Go up to the terrace of St. Mark's basilica to have a better view of the watch tower.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At first this clock tower didn't strike my fancy when I first was looking for things to do and see in Venice, but after I purchased tickets for a tour here, my opinion has changed. When you get tickets to the clocktower you also have entrance into the Museo Correr, a former palace. But, the tour of the clocktower was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Would have loved to taken the tour inside the clocktower, but.... Booked Vivaticket for clock tower tour. Arrived to Correr Museum with family of 5…I guess since we had less that a full tour (10 people), the guide became “ill” and could not make it. We were refunded, but the woman giving the refund could care less. Not impressed…Museum Correr... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautifull building and nice view over the plazza san Marco. Every hour statue on the roof will ring the big bell.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the main entry point to St Marks Square if you walk from the Station area. It has a 24 hour clock and is one of the landmarks as you hurry along with the crowds anxious to get into the main square. Take a few minutes on both sides to look and photograph this landmark

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the guided tour to this tower. Amazing story, amazing clock tower, amazing guide, amazing view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of sales were on here. The stores have original stock and not always expensive. Being the middle of summer it's very busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to check out the clock tower next to the Basilica of St. Mark in St. Mark's Square. It has two bell ringers. The younger one strikes the time a little early, to signify his youth and being ahead of time; the older one stakes a little late, to signify that he is 'past his time'. Great photo opportunity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and admire. We have been there but we are not entered by the crowds, and it was very very hot.

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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.