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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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“clock tower” (179 reviews)
Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 4273 0892
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

I hate taking tours, but I saw this one on the internet and it was only $10 so I decided to do it. The tour only took 40 minutes and had 7 people. The history and inner workings of the clock are very interesting. There...More

1  Thank Jill J
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This was an amazing tour and the tour guide was fantastic. She was informed, positive, and helpful. You climb to the roof of the tower to see the two figures and find out lots of information about the history of the bell tower and Venice...More

1  Thank 137liz
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Another fantastic tour that requires advance booking, the tour guide takes a small group (mine was 10 persons) up into the tower where this historic clock has been functioning for centuries. Until the 1990s, there was even a family living there whose responsibility was to...More

1  Thank ItsATouristTrap
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Marvellous design and engineering, beautiful to look at and amazing to watch the figures strike the bell on the hour. One of the Must sees in Venice.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The ornate clock tower, with statues and colourful and intricate dial, is a sight not to be missed when visiting Venice, The digital display on the clock tower changes time every five minutes and people stand around to see this happen. Also, tours for the...More

2  Thank TrueIrishWanderer
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a nice looking building. If you can time it so that you are there on the hour then you can see the figures come out.

Thank B T
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Very interesting clock, a landmark in Venice. Free to see from St Mark square, but if you want to see it inside, you need to pay a tour.

1  Thank marqluisd
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This clock tower was built in 1496 during the Renaissance. If you are facing St. Mark's Basilica, it will be to your left. It marks the beginning of the shopping area which connects St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. You can go inside it...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We did not book tickets inside but we admired the clock from the ground, top of the tower as well as the roof of saint marks. The blue face is beautiful, but the way the clock provides dual time (regular hands plus digital) is pretty...More

Thank Edelan
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Our guide made this little tour worth while. Book in advance, and go nto the Museo Correr at 5 mins before your tour. You will then be walked through St Marks Square as a little band of eager travellers (about 10-12 of you) to be...More

3  Thank Chris W
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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2 July 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
31 March 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
24 October 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