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Venice Clock Tower
From US$17.85*
Venice Clock Tower
From US$17.85*
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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
San Marco
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very attractive clock on the north side of the square near the basilica. Clock dates back from the 14th century and involves the signs of the zodiac.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always stop and take a look at this gorgeous 15th-century Renaissance clock tower when I visit St. Mark's Square. Located on the north side, it features a huge two-story archway that leads to a passageway into the city. The facade displays an astronomical clock...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The very special clock with a bunch of indicators, beautiful artwork, and moving figures. Look and the digits indicator for 5 min and you will see the number changing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dr_Mark_Belokopytov
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many people told me that it was a must, so since it was close to Piazza San Marco I took some time for it. Well, if you're there just go and see it, but don't expect nothing too special. At least, that is my experience

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BriancTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Clock Tower is an early Renaissance building on the north side of the Piazza San Marco, at the entrance to the Merceria. There is the tower which contains the magnificent clock, with buildings either side which form three sides of the square. It adjoins...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Normski49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a masterpiece! Unmissable when visiting Piazza San Marco. Lucky to have seen this superb piece strike on the hour when we at the top of Basilica San Marco, right near it. Fabulous.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AdelaideTraveller888
Reviewed 11 February 2019

Seeing The Clock Tower at San Marco Square is unmistakable when at the grand Piazza - you’ll surely see it as you gaze at all of the beautiful architectural structures. It’s a treat to be in the square on the hour when the clock tower...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank David B L
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

When the tour guide told us about the intricacies of this clock tower I was hooked. I was waiting for the statues to do their thing and the time to change!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Ciarrai2014
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Set in the Piazza San Marco, the Torre dell'Orologio stands almost in the corner not far from the Basilica. If you can, try to watch the clock strike the hour as there are figures which move through the upper section. The chimes themselves are lovely,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank K A C
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Located at the edge of St Mark's square, this clock is very interesting thing to behold. Amazing architecture and stunning details.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank a1eksandar
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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
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7 May 2018|
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Response from MilwaukeeCraig | Reviewed this property |
As I recall no - many sets of stairs to climb
23 January 2018|
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Response from MilwaukeeCraig | Reviewed this property |
Should be no problem clock tower tour lasts ~ 30 minutes Doge's Palace is across the square
2 July 2016|
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Response from 827martinob | 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