Torre dell'Orologio, Venice

4.6
#21 of 802 in Things to do in Venice
Observation Deck · Hidden Gem · 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. Add Torre dell'Orologio to your Venice travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Venice attractions planner.
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  • Passed by and take a photo. Just another buiding in Piazza San Marco. As you can see in the photos, this building is very decadent and dirty as all architecture in Venezia.  more »
  • Beautiful clock tower in front of the basilica of San Marco that every hour you hear the Moors ringing the bells.  more »
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  • Like everything else in Venice, this is some impressive Italian engineering and architecture. It is worth a look if you are passing by. There is plenty of space in the nearby square to move around to get a good look at the building and find the perfect angle to get the best photo for social media.
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