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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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Yes is a must see, but is hard to miss for the first time visitor. Fascinating to see in action and enjoy it's uniqueness. Kids love its moving parts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Boyce, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes is a must see, but is hard to miss for the first time visitor. Fascinating to see in action and enjoy it's uniqueness. Kids love its moving parts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Located on St Marco square , its the bell of Chirch. Rennesaince type and time . Bell has 2 statue who rings the bell on every single hour. Nice decorating building...

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to the San Marco basilica this gate looks almost mundane, but it is richly decorated and would be a highlight in almost any other place.

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We left St Marks Basilica just before 12 o'clock midday, just in time to see and hear the bell on the very complex clock tower being struck. Make sure you are nearbye on the hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic looking clock on a beautiful building in the most amazing square. Difficult to know what else to say other than it's a must see on the Square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shortly before 1500, a replacement clock tower was designed. On the upper-most level are two bellmen who gong the hour. Below them, is a large Lion of St. Mark statue, on the level below the lion is a gallery of statues (Virgin and Child) and on either side are 2 blue panels: one showing the time (hours on the left... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The clock displays the phases of the moon & signs of the zodiac- supposed to help sailors plan their voyages. Try to get there on the hour to see the action. More figures of the Magi appear in Ascension week.....we missed it by a couple of days!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating history of the clock tower, told by a delightful guide. Also interesting to see the mechanical parts. Great views at the top. Stairs at not too bad, but very narrow. There is a locker room. Having climbed with a small purse, I would suggest locking anything bigger than a wristlet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing clock, with it two bell strikers and that is still working after many centuries. Has phases of moon, and where sun is in the Zodiac. When there were executions the story is they had to watch the clock so they knew when they would die.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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.