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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
+39 041 4273 0892
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Sharpe26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank WebsterFoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

Thank ArazziG
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

It's an observational "thing to do" but an interesting story behind the building right in Saint Marks Square. Worth the view.

Thank Tripking07
Reviewed September 29, 2018

This is a "must do" on every visitors list although you must be able to climb narrow and steep stairs as there is no lift. A 45 minute visit to the Clock Tower is a guided tour and must be pre-booked (this is not to...More

1  Thank Philippa R
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Beautiful sight in a lovely city Remember to look up to avoid missing all sorts of interesting sites around Venice

Thank Mary M
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We saw this whilst in Mark's Square and thought it was worth a snap. Unfortunately didn't go in or read much about it. Cool nonetheless and worth checking out if in the square already.

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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 Martino B | 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