"Torre Dell'Orologio" Top 5 Page for this destination Torre dell'Orologio - St. Mark's Clocktower Tip by sandysmith

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  • Clock Tower - Venice
      Clock Tower
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  • view of St Marks from the water - Venice
      view of St Marks from the water
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Admiring the views from the Loggia of the Basilica there are good views of the Square and in particular the TORRE DELL'OROLOGIO. Unfortunately this clock tower is being renovated - there's always something in scaffolding - but at least the covers give an idea of its appearance. Atop of the the Clock Tower are the MOORS: two bronze statues that owe their name to the dark patina and strike the hour with a hammer on a large central bell.
Update 2005: Clock tower is still under wraps for restoration but the cover has now been changed for one depicting the Eiffel Tower - how absurd :-(( Not only that but a huge money change area stands just in front - ruining the appearancee of the Piazza. It really is being spoilt and its such a shame -seesecond pic for what I mean - the view from the water now is most bizzare.

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  • Updated Oct 2, 2005
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