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  • Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
  • Hours: 10am–4pm
  • Admission: €12

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St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio) Tours

A key piece of Venetian architecture, St Mark’s Clock Tower seems to watch over the whole of the city and its canals. Situated in the iconic Piazza San Marco, it’s tough to miss but easy to overlook at first glance and is absolutely worth a visit. The early Renaissance building consists of the tower, its clock, and a few smaller structures on either side.

The clock itself is remarkable — it displays not only the time of day but also the current zodiac sign and position of the moon. With its position in clear view for more than 500 years, it has served as the official timekeeper for Venice and its many wayfarers and traders. The mechanism of the clock has changed over time, including the eventual addition of a digital clock beside the more traditional Roman numerals and Arabic symbols.

Under the clock face lies the winged lion of Venice, carved in copper. The tower has long served as a symbol of Venice and its wealth and opulence, and it is a staple in any visit to the city. And to top it all off, from the top of the clock tower you’ll get some of the best views in all of Venice.

Practical Info

The Torre dell’Orologico or clock tower is located next to the Doge’s Palace in St. Mark’s Square, or the Piazza San Marco, at the center of Venice. Visits are limited to prior bookings with a specialized guide, or on specific day tours of the city. The nearest vaporetti stops are Giardinetti, Vallaresso, or San Zaccaria.

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Venice Clock Tower, Venice, null
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Venice Clock Tower

Step inside the secret life of the Astronomical Clock on Saint Mark's Square, an ancient masterpiece of technology and engineering. True to the Renaissance ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 40 to 60 mins

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Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Square Museums Skip-the-Line Tour in Venice, Venice, Cultural Tours
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Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Square Museums Skip-the-Line Tour in Venice

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Super combo-saver! An incredible 2.5-hour walking tour of Venice and its main highlights, St. Mark’s Square which bring you back to the centuries and history ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $66.45
Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tour in Venice, Venice, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tour in Venice

An incredible 3.5 hour guided, walking tour which will bring you back to the historical centuries of the Glorious Republic of Venice! Discovering the ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $94.92
A Day in Venice: Small Group Tour by Minivan from Florence, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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A Day in Venice: Small Group Tour by Minivan from Florence

Be part of the waterways dream that reflect elegant palaces with Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance façades, small and delicate bridges, magnificent ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $308.50
Small-Group Walking Tour of Venice from St.Mark's Square, Venice, Day Trips
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Venice from St.Mark's Square

Explore Venice history on this 3-hour guided walking tour through the most characteristic and important places. Visit the Basilica of St. Mark's and the ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.92
St. Mark’s Basilica Guided Tour with Optional Gondola Ride, Venice, Cultural Tours
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St. Mark’s Basilica Guided Tour with Optional Gondola Ride

Enjoy this super combo-saver, have a walk outdoors through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 to 5 hrs

From USD $54.58
Walking Tour and Gondola Ride in Venice with Guide, Venice, Gondola Cruises
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Walking Tour and Gondola Ride in Venice with Guide

Explore Venice in two hours by walking from Saint Mark's Square to Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Campo SS. Giovanni and Paolo, pass beside Marco Polo's House and ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.89
Guided Excursion to Venice by Coach and Private Motorboat from Lake Garda, Lake Garda, Walking Tours
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Guided Excursion to Venice by Coach and Private Motorboat from Lake Garda

Take a guided tour of Venice, including a coach trip, private motorboat to and from the center of town, and an all-day tour guide. See St. Mark's Square, Doges ...  Read more

Location: Malcesine, Italy
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $88.99
Venice Audioguide Tour with Skip the Line Doge's Palace Ticket, Venice, Full-day Tours
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Venice Audioguide Tour with Skip the Line Doge's Palace Ticket

Discover the monuments that built its history with your audio guide. Visiting Venice has never been so simple!

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $94.92
Day Trip to Venice from Florence, Florence, Audio Guided Tours
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Day Trip to Venice from Florence

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This escorted tour will comfortably take you from Florence or Siena to Venice, where you will enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Venice and learn about Bridge ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.72

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