"Torre dell Orologio" Torre dell'Orologio - St. Mark's Clocktower Tip by Fam.Rauca

  Torre dell Orologio
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  • Torre dell Orologio - Venice
      Torre dell Orologio
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  • Torre dell Orologio - Venice
      Torre dell Orologio
    by Fam.Rauca
  • Torre dell Orologio - Venice
      Torre dell Orologio
    by Fam.Rauca
  • Torre dell Orologio - Venice
      Torre dell Orologio
    by Fam.Rauca
  • Torre dell Orologio - Venice
      Torre dell Orologio
    by Fam.Rauca
 

At every full time, many people gather under the renaissance clock tower, that guards the entrance to the Mercerie.
The main tower was built between 1406 and 1506; the wings came later to it.
The architect Mauro Coducci placed a Madonna and a big golden lion before a blue background decorated with stars.
The clock face with zodiac signs and a blue-golden midsection is under it.
In normally, two gigantic bronze statues knock against the hour, however in the week about Ascension Day, appears from the side doors, angels and the manners from the East.

Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice
Directions: Vaporetto 1
Station: San Marco

Phone: +39 041 4273 0892
Website: http://www.torreorologio.visitmuve.it

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  • Written Oct 24, 2005
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