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Torre dell'Orologio

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Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
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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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Nice clock tower on St. Mark's square.

We saw this on our tour of St. Mark's when we climbed to the top of the church to the balcony. We were there at noon to hear the bells ring.

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Torremolinos, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw this on our tour of St. Mark's when we climbed to the top of the church to the balcony. We were there at noon to hear the bells ring.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Given the number of bell towers in a small place like Venice, if they all went off at once the population would be deafened. So they go off t different times which is why Venetians are so often late for appointments. And if you don't believe me it was our Venetian guide who told us on our tour of the... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great astronomical clock on a par with the one in Prague. It provides amusement whilst you wait in the very long queues to get into the Doges palace, St Marks Basilica or the Campanile.

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East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't look at the clock harry! I can't help it, it's so beautiful! It really is a beautiful clock and it seems like no matter how many pictures you take of it or the outside of St. Marks you just cannot capture it's full beauty.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today Octavia showed us the workings and history behind the Torre dell Orologio. Such an interesting view into a famous bit of venice. The tour lasts 50 mins. If you are on the first tour of the day you have to join the line to enter the muesum corre. There is a sign at the ticket desk where you meet... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunningly beautiful clock tower at Piazza San Marco near the Doge's Palace...gaze up at the perfectly working clock face in its grand Baroque style- yoy can climb up to the tower for a nice view of the Square below, great for an unique photo!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Octavia was our guide and she was excellent. She spoke English and did a wonderful job explaining the details of the clock. The view from the top is amazing!

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After touring the 'secret itinerary' tour at the Doges Palace, we got a guide up the clock tower (the tower and palace are seconds walk from each other). We met in the large museum at the back of the square where we met our tour guide and the rest of the group. On arrival to the tower, you are shocked... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mush better than the better known Campanile and superior views- no lift so lots of steep stairs but the views and histroy of the clock tower was interesting

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Portsmouth, UK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most fascinating clock and we spent quite some time admiring the the changing face, the first digital clock in the world. You mustn't miss this when you visit San Marco!

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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.
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