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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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  • Located in Piazza San Marco, gets its name from Moorish Tower because of the two statues in bronze on top of terrace which hit the Bell to mark the hours. The Bell where you beat each one with your hammer is the original and date from 1497. Just below the terrace is the winged Lion of Venice with the St. Mark Evangelist book open before him. Just below is Mary and the baby Jesus. And finally, the quadrant of the clock, in marble, enamel and gold, showing the hours, the seasons, the phases of the Moon and the five planets then known: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus and mercury. All this information has been passed to us by the Guide.
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  • אחת האטרקציות בכיכר סן מרקו. מבנה יפה ומיוחד והתפרסם בזכות השעון המוזהב שמציג את היום והשעה, וגם את מיקום הירח והכוכבים ביחס לגלגל המזלות. 
  • The campanile, the Doge's Palace, St Mark Basilica and the clock tower are symbols of St Mark's square and Venice.
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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.