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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 22 April 2017

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.

Thank Noel J
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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.

1  Thank WispyFairyWings
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

Thank helen118
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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!

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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!

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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...More

3  Thank AliceRxby
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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

1  Thank Tarka M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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!

1  Thank Maricar
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I went on a pre-booked guided tour around the clock tower (English). This includes entrance to the Museo Correr on the same day. The guide clearly explained the working of the clock together with the tower's history. This highlighted the changes made over time. After...More

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Staying in Venice is great but be prepared for hourly bells !!! They are a tad loud and very regular , Quasimodo eat your heart out !

Thank Nettiemiester
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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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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.
3 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
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mohitta
I'm having difficulty buying tickets online for clock tower. Is it possible to do this by telephone?
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
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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,
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
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