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Torre dell'Orologio

Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
+39 041 4273 0892
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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
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

The clock tower has re-opened. You have to buy tickets (we did online before leaving for Italy) and it is a guided tour, but totally worth it. The tour is limited to 12 (and we were 9). The info isn't overwhelming and is actually pretty...More

Thank kbyoga
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We booked this tour through Vivaticket. We were lucky enough to arrive and find that we were the only people on the tour (I think they can take up to 12 people). This was a wonderful experience because we were able to ask the guide...More

Thank David G
Reviewed September 12, 2013

From St. Mark's Square, the Torre dell'Orologio is phenomenal. There are so many aspects to the clock, including the time, the phases of the moon, astrology, and the ringing of the bell by the moors that it is only fitting to know how each of...More

Thank ChristinaB520
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Beautifull and famous building, not visited the inside but admired the outside, nice surroundings, crowded with people though.

Thank Staessen
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We loved our tour of the clock tower (right on St. Marks Square), which we pre-booked. I don't think many visitors know about this gem of an attraction that's right in front of them. We had a great tour guide (she used to hang out...More

1  Thank Elitefreak
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Venice's clock tower is lovely and ornate, a vestige of the city's opulent past. It also serves as a spectacular entrance to the Piazza San Marco. Heading south from the Grand Canal or Rialto, one can follow the "San Marco" signs and enter the piazza...More

2  Thank inthecityintherain
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Torre dell’Orologio (Clock Tower) Tour w/ vivaticket – A good short tour with some interesting insight to the building. Excellent views from the top! The 3 pm tour started a bit late so the total time cut into our chances to return to the Correo...More

3  Thank bransom_13
Reviewed June 29, 2013

This clock in St. Mark's square is very cool and impressive to watch when the hour changes. The characters move and ding the bell when the clock strikes each hour. The detail and facade of the tower is very impressive and immediately draws your eye...More

Thank chuckd21x
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Of valuable architectonical interest! Don't miss the photo with a magnificient clock and one of the best representations of the Venetian lion!

Thank PeterTML
Reviewed June 25, 2013

The tour of Torre dell'Orologio was a fantastic respite from the hordes of people in St. Mark's Square. We booked online ahead of time (book EVERYTHING ahead of time online for Italy!) and there were only two other people on the clock tour with us....More

4  Thank wskungfuclub
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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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Shubha1981
Hi - Can someone please let me know when this attraction opens and when it closes - for climbing up I mean. Many thanks in advance. We will be in Venice from July 22nd to July 24th.
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
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mohitta
I'm having difficulty buying tickets online for clock tower. Is it possible to do this by telephone?
March 31, 2016|
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Response from Kitti1 | Reviewed this property |
HI! You must register for a VivaTicket account first, then just follow the instructions. I just tried it & everything is working fine. OR You can call them at +39.041.2719035 ALSO - if you purchase the Doges Palace Secret... More
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2135bluesky
A couple of people made a comment on the stairs. Wondering how many stairs you need to be able to walk? Is it 30 stairs, 50 stairs, 100 stairs,,,? I really want to buy the tickets for two of us. Can someone let me know and thank you,
October 23, 2015|
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Response from GoforitSingapore | Reviewed this property |
There are at least 120 steps at Torre Dell’Orologio (St. Mark’s Clock Tower). I am sorry for not keeping count of the actual number of steps while I was enjoying a guided tour. I remembered there was no lift and everyone had... More
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