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Torre dell'Orologio

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Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
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This 14th-century clock stands on the north side of St. Mark's Square,and...

This 14th-century clock stands on the north side of St. Mark's Square,and is known by its large clock face displaying the hours of the day, phases of the moon and movement of the sun through the signs of the Zodiac.

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Amazing over the Centuries

There are places you stop and wait. This is one of them and it is worth the wait. Built back in the age of mechanical clocks and civic squares this is one of the finest clock... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
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nyc
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

This tower can be found in San Marcos Plaza. It has interesting workmanship and distinct character. One can sit at the many cafes and enjoy its beauty.

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

There are places you stop and wait. This is one of them and it is worth the wait. Built back in the age of mechanical clocks and civic squares this is one of the finest clock towers in Europe. Do not miss it as it is located in open view to St. Marks Square. But you have to wait for... More 

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

it is a fact that this is as good as the clock in Prague.nice to watch from the roof of the cathedral that is opposite .

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This clock is beautiful. I first came to Venice 30 years ago and took so many photos of this clock. It's magical. Don't miss walking under it and viewing from the back as well. It's not as impressive from the back but adds to the character of the street none the less. We couldn't go up the clock because my... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Probably missed by a lot of people this clock tower located to the left of the Bascilica San Marco as you look at it, is a very impressive piece of architecture and contains a digital clock which updates every 15 minutes.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is a beautiful archway and tower just to the left of the San Marco square as you're facing San Marco Cathedral. You can pass under it as you head to Rialto Bridge.

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Often first time visitors to the city never notice this beautiful clock, on entering the Piazzo San Marco, there eyes are immediately taken with the amazing and totally beautiful Basilica San Marco. After visiting the city many, many times we still take time to re-look at this richly decorated 16th century Renaissance Clock see the phases of the moon. See... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Another stunningly beautiful and historic iconic landmark in Venice not to be missed. I found the best views of this spectacular clock were from the easily accessible roof viewing area of the adjacent St Marks Basilica.(Free to access too).

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Amazingly beautiful architecture looks like something from a film set, the detail and finish of the materials are incredible

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

It is stunning to see how clever this clock is built with so many functions well ahead of it's time. The tour guide is amazing.

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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