Torre dell'Orologio, Venice

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Observation Deck · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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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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  • This was one of the stars of our visit to Venice. Staring at the clock from St Marks Square means that you are missing 90% of when amazing structure there is. We signed up for a tour in English and... 
    This was one of the stars of our visit to Venice. Staring at the clock from St Marks Square means that you are missing 90% of when amazing structure there is. We signed up for a tour in English and...  more »
  • This is an iconic structure in Piazza San Marco. You should try to get a tour if you can. The story and the inner workings of the tower are fascinating. The views from there are not bad either. 
    This is an iconic structure in Piazza San Marco. You should try to get a tour if you can. The story and the inner workings of the tower are fascinating. The views from there are not bad either.  more »
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  • Beautiful views. We were there at 18:30 and the tower bells started banging loudly, which was fun to witness but definitely not for people who are sensitive to loud noises.
  • We booked a tour to enter the clock tower. Collect your tickets at the ticket office of the Correr Museum. Arrive at the museum early because in order to get to the ticket office, you have to pass through security and bag check, which could take a while. We planned our day to visit the museum before the tour so that we didn’t have to worry about queuing up for the security check. Our guide, Aga, had a good sense of humour. There are 132 steps to climb, but we stopped at each level to learn about the history, so it was not difficult to ascend. There are some spiral staircases, with the uppermost one being extremely tight. Get up that tight staircase and you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of Venice.

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