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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
San Marco
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+39 041 4273 0892
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"clock tower"
in 193 reviews
"beautiful clock"
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"inner workings"
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"clock face"
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"winged lion"
in 21 reviews
"roman numerals"
in 14 reviews
"correr museum"
in 27 reviews
"bronze figures"
in 11 reviews
"zodiac signs"
in 6 reviews
"large bell"
in 5 reviews
"mark's square"
in 37 reviews
"english tour"
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"tour starts"
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"fascinating tour"
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"ticket office"
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"beautiful building"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

In one of the early Bond films the clock face was damaged by a guy being thrown through it and onto a grand piano. Luckily this was just in the film and, you will notice, there is no room for a piano below. Artistic licence...More

Thank norman1366
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The clock and the bell with the 2 sculptures striking the bell every full hour on top are more than 500 years old. The building itself is nice, but not of such interest.

Thank Frank B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can only access the tour with a prior booking. Going inside and seeing the workings of the clock, as well as going to the top to see the giants and the bell was a great experience. Only small groups are allowed (12 we on...More

Thank cravingescape
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a beautiful clock at San Marco Piazza, and the two men on the roof knock the bell with a hammer producing the sound!

Thank Beatriz D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The buiding is great. A bit deceptive because the characters don't appear anymore when the bell strikes.

Thank pierre s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the lesser known features of St Mark’s Square, this clock tower is easy to walk past, or under, en route to the more famous ones but it’s a beautiful piece of work and worth taking time to admire.

Thank CptVonTripp
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a difficult time preordering tickets for this, but I must say it was so worth it! The workmanship that built this clock is truly amazing and for being built in 1570 it’s lovingly maintained as well. If your in Venice and want to...More

Thank ravegan
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

To each full hour there are waiting crowd under the Renaissance clock tower which is the entrance to the Mercerie. The main tower has been built between 1496 and 1499, the wings came in 1506. The architect Mauro Coducci placed a madonna and a big...More

1  Thank Ralf K
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Everywhere one looks in this Square there is another famous, historic masterpiece. What must it have been like to live here at the time of the renaissance with such brilliant minds.

1  Thank Glenn H
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Even allowing for the various renovations and alterations, this is still a masterpiece of Renaissance art and architecture. The marking of the hour involves The Moors striking the bell.

Thank dljackson2015
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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
...More
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IL-2013
May 6, 2018|
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Response from MilwaukeeCraig | Reviewed this property |
As I recall no - many sets of stairs to climb
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cravingescape
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
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Shubha1981
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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