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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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Piazza San Marco is a 'must see' on any one's list when they come to Venice. Try to get there early as the crowds gather from the first ferry & train arrivals and stay until late... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Piazza San Marco is a 'must see' on any one's list when they come to Venice. Try to get there early as the crowds gather from the first ferry & train arrivals and stay until late evening. The Clock Tower is beautiful tickets can be purchased online giving free admission to other museums in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Renaissance building with a gold watch and blue enamel, in addition also marks the hour, the day, the lunar phases and the zodiac. Above the tower are the two Mori Venice, which fly with a sledgehammer, the hours on a bell. Impressive!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So exciting to stand in Marco Square and the bells begin. Looking up and just watching the clock brings you so far back in time!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The clock tower still works. The statues at the top move each hour. It's worth waiting for the clock to strike but be warned the movement is small so you really have to be watching.

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San Fernando, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really beautiful building. I'm not sure whether you can go inside as we were just do a one-day trip around the city, but the facade is incredible.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the tour offered by the Correr Museum and it was a lot of fun. Our guide, Elena, was engaging and interesting throughout. The story of the clock tower was very interesting, and the view at the top of the square, basilica, and canal was amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The clock tower is an incredible example of intricacy in motion. Make sure to view it on the hour when the bronze figures atop the clock ring the bell in tandem. A great view of the clock tower can be had from the Campanile (bell tower).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In all my previous trips to Venice the Torre dell'Orologio was covered up being restored, knowing that the restoration had been finished, I took the opportunity to book a tour of the tower and the clock. The guide takes you through each floor of the clock tower and tells you the history ofo the clock and the people who lived... More 

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the San Marco Square - then you can not miss either seeing, hearing, and at the right time of the hour - watching the action of the beautifully designed and architecturally interesting clock tower. The Orologio Clock tower, the clock face, the sculptural 'Lion of Venice" and the actions of the bell ringers at the top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking at St Marks Badilica from the Square this clock and tower are to your left. They he.p to make St Marks Square what it is.

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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.