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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 Torre is one of the main sights of St Marks square in Venice. It dates back to the 15th century and was placed where the clock would be visible from the waters of the lagoon and give notice to eve...  more »
  • We were pleasantly surprised about how interesting this tour was. We bought tickets online ahead of time not really knowing much. The spiral stairs go up many levels, which limited my wife's ability t...  more »
  • Last saw the tower about 20 years ago. It has been cleaned since and looked stunning. The blues and golds really stood out. Make sure you get there on the hour so you don't miss the moors striking the...  more »
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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.