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Torre dell'Orologio

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Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +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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This is in Saint Marks Square and a super PHoto Shot

The whole square will leave you spellbound. Don't forget to wander down there at night, it's quieter then as many tourists are day trippers or on cruise ships so you can admire... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The whole square will leave you spellbound. Don't forget to wander down there at night, it's quieter then as many tourists are day trippers or on cruise ships so you can admire all the structures and take a few night shots. At the same time there are small orchestras playing music at the cafe's there and it's quite delightful. It... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The guided tour up the tower is really good! You can book in advance to ensure a tour in your language. The lady giving us the tour was friendly and knowledgeable. There's a great view of San Marco square at the top.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had no idea you could tour this iconic clock tower, but found out when we bought tickets for the "Museo Correr" at the end of St. Mark's Square. If you can handle the climb (there are at least 4 stops along the way up for explanation), this is an unforgettable experience. I am 71 and I found it quite... More 

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Cricklade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Incredible that this mechanism is still reasonably accurate after being here for 500 odd years. No doubt it is well maintained but even so. Waited for the hour to strike and believe I'm right in saying that it struck the previous hour at 5 to then struck the actual time on the hour. Very impressive, worth a look as you... More 

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Boyce, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Yes is a must see, but is hard to miss for the first time visitor. Fascinating to see in action and enjoy it's uniqueness. Kids love its moving parts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Located on St Marco square , its the bell of Chirch. Rennesaince type and time . Bell has 2 statue who rings the bell on every single hour. Nice decorating building...

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Next to the San Marco basilica this gate looks almost mundane, but it is richly decorated and would be a highlight in almost any other place.

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We left St Marks Basilica just before 12 o'clock midday, just in time to see and hear the bell on the very complex clock tower being struck. Make sure you are nearbye on the hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A fantastic looking clock on a beautiful building in the most amazing square. Difficult to know what else to say other than it's a must see on the Square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Shortly before 1500, a replacement clock tower was designed. On the upper-most level are two bellmen who gong the hour. Below them, is a large Lion of St. Mark statue, on the level below the lion is a gallery of statues (Virgin and Child) and on either side are 2 blue panels: one showing the time (hours on the left... 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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