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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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  • In addition to the interest for the exceptional clock mechanism and historic interest passed by our guide, in french, the terraces of this tour certainly offer one of the most beautiful view of Venice. Look, you are including basin, the Doge's Palace, the piazetta, the Basilica, the campanile, the piazza and the Correr Museum. And the rest of the city.
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  • It is a work built in the late 1400 's. From enamels blue and gold, the Bell and the Moors, at the sight of the square and the lagoon, is a whole Symphony of unique sensations.
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  • Be under the clock tower is a magical feeling and see the hands positioned on the signs of the Zodiac stops time and dismisses the eagerness to reach the various archaeological sites with stress and impatience. It's a nice moment.
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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.