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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  • Exceptional guided tour in the "gut" of the Clock of 2 Moors! The guide, very prepared and very kind, explains the history of the construction until the last inhabitant (the watchmakers in fact lived inside with the family!) of 1998. In addition, the various mechanisms (pendulum, Three Kings, chimes) are explained with extreme care, to fascinate even the most distracted viewer (and it is not our case). Breathtaking panorama, needless to say, after the 132 steps.... Don't miss it! Information and reservations at the Correr Museum, also in St Mark's Square
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  • You can book a tour online to visit this clocktower nestled in amongst the other buildings of saint marco’s square. The clock tower actually required the demolition of a building that was there before...  more »
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