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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 2 days ago

This Clock Tower is an early Renaissance building on the north side of the Piazza San Marco, at the entrance to the Merceria. There is the tower which contains the magnificent clock, with buildings either side which form three sides of the square. It adjoins...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Normski49
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a masterpiece! Unmissable when visiting Piazza San Marco. Lucky to have seen this superb piece strike on the hour when we at the top of Basilica San Marco, right near it. Fabulous.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AdelaideTraveller888
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing The Clock Tower at San Marco Square is unmistakable when at the grand Piazza - you’ll surely see it as you gaze at all of the beautiful architectural structures. It’s a treat to be in the square on the hour when the clock tower...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When the tour guide told us about the intricacies of this clock tower I was hooked. I was waiting for the statues to do their thing and the time to change!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Ciarrai2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in the Piazza San Marco, the Torre dell'Orologio stands almost in the corner not far from the Basilica. If you can, try to watch the clock strike the hour as there are figures which move through the upper section. The chimes themselves are lovely,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank K A C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the edge of St Mark's square, this clock is very interesting thing to behold. Amazing architecture and stunning details.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank a1eksandar
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Although we visited the Bell Tower to see the views from the top. The Torre dell'Orologio is a clock tower with an impressive clock face. It is housed on a Renaissance building. It cannot be missed and we had a different view of it from...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed January 5, 2019

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 December 18, 2018

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
1  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
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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!