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Torre dell'Orologio, Venice

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A distinctive feature of the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Torre dell'Orologio keeps time on an early Renaissance building over the Merceria entrance. In the 15th century, this was strategically placed high above the piazza so travelers looking into the city from the lagoon could recognize Venice's wealth and innovation. In the lower two floors of the clock tower, an archway connects the political center and commercial centers of the city. Arrange to visit Torre dell'Orologio and other attractions in Venice using our Venice vacation trip planner.
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  • The tower is in Piazza San Marco, features a beautiful clock to the Center with rich details. The Sun, the Moon, the Earth, the signs are all represented in this watch. The top has a large Bell with two statues that make the Bell every hour!
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  • Beautiful building with an astronomical clock. Through this gate you leave St. Mark's square and you go in a tangle of streets and canals.
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  • What I liked most was the special watch that has, its architecture and the emblem of the winged Lion, are things that can not be seen.
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  • This place was a part of museum pass. I am sure it was nice inside. Unfortunately we could not get inside as it is for prearranged tours only. Although building is on St. Marks square there is a tiny door leading inside the museum that is not easy to spot. It's across the American bistro.
  • The first digital clock ever created. The tower is grandiose and impressive. Must see in Venice.
  • Very unique and interesting clock that is worth checking out if you're in the area. Make sure to catch it on the hour for the chimes.
  • Interesting interior and a vantage point for taking pictures.
  • Interesting tour of the Clock Tower with a description of its history and breathtaking view from the top. Would be nice if the tour would also include the description of its workings.