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. Add Torre dell'Orologio to your Venice travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Venice attractions planner.
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  • We stood looking at this while waiting to go into the basilica and it is a pretty as it is in all the pictures, you can see all the detail that is on all the clock faces for a distance too. worth goin...  more »
  • Very interesting watch. It shows the hours, the phases of the moon, the dominant sign. It has a dial on either side of the image of the Virgin Mary, the one on the left shows the hours in Roman numerals and the right, the Minutes in Arabic numerals (at intervals of 5 in and minutes).
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