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Torre dell'Orologio

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Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
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+39 041 4273 0892

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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Very Cool Clock

This clock is a beautiful creation and is worth stopping to see. It is also worth taking the time to hear it ring.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Nicholas P
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This clock is a beautiful creation and is worth stopping to see. It is also worth taking the time to hear it ring.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If one likes architecture, this must be seen. I like the colors on the time piece. All the details are perfect. It is free. And once you have reached, must take photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed by and looked at the tower with the lion and sundial while on tour in St. Mark's Square in May 2012. Near the cathedral and Doges palace. Very busy area and there was a line here that was quite large.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Time is running, even for tourists, visiting Venice. If you are lucky wait near the tower at noon to hear and see two figures, ringing a bell with their hammers. They are dark bronze figures and Venetians call them I Mori. Tower also has a huge stone lion and some other decorations on the clock. Tower is popular meeting spot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This clock tower is located close to the Basilica di San Marco in the Piazza of the same name. Looks pretty good in photos and has been well preserved. I didn't go inside but admired it from the main square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting, nice view over the square. You can watch the watch system and take pictures. We had nice sunny weather. View on the rooftops of Venice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this guided tour. Many of the reviews written here are just about seeing the outside of the clock tower. Truly, that's just 1% of what there is to see. We did not have reservations or tickets, so we went to the Museo Correr when it opened at 10 AM to buy tickets for the English speaking tour.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tower was build to pace the time of the City. There are two Bonze statutes on top which phisicaly display the time every hour (the young moro 5 minutes in advance and the old one, on the spot). The figures on the watch are remarcable. Take a little time to notice everything

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The design of the clock is very interesting to me, I haven't see it in other places but in Italy...... Don't know if it has special meaning or purpose......?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks to a friend who told us about it, we found this tour and absolutely loved it! Buy tickets online or at the Museo Corner in St Marks Square. Tours only offered 2 times a day and 12 people max. Inside viewing of the workings of the clock tower and insight into the clock maker who lived there. Narrow winding... More 

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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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