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Torre dell'Orologio, Venice

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Observation Deck Architectural Building
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 two died on the Bell Tower flying the clock when each: before the moro bearded, to represent the past tense, then the other ... icon of Venice.
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  • I love the watch! Worthy and majestic, occupies very prominently in the Plaza San Marcos. Well preserved.
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  • Very nice clock on St. Mark's square. Fairly unique war the designation. Definitely worth a view.
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  • Not the oldest structure in the neighborhood, but maybe the most captivating. Something about historical clocks that always gets my attention, and this one is beautiful.
  • Amazing building/tower, you really need to take time to watch the details, both on the tower and clock.
  • 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.
  • Clock Tower, book tickets online, then collect from across the square at Corr museum on the 1st floor. Arrive 15 mins early!
  • The first digital clock ever created. The tower is grandiose and impressive. Must see in Venice.

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