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"Clock Tower ? Torre dell?Orologio" Torre dell'Orologio - St. Mark's Clocktower Tip by grayfo


The tower was built by Codussi between 1496 and 1499 and for a decade or so the clock tower stood alone, then four supporting bays were added (two to each side of the larger central tower). In 1755, architect Giorgio Massari brought the side wings over the terraces and added balustrades, while eight columns were added at ground level

The clock (alternatively known as St Mark's Clock Tower or the Moors' Clock Tower) displays the time of day, the dominant sign of Zodiac and the current phase of the moon.

So reliable is the clock, that in 1858 it was made the official timekeeper of Venice - to which every other clock should be set.

Guided tours in English: at 09.00, 10.00 and 11.00 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and at 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Address: Piazza San Marco
Phone: +39 041 4273 0892

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  • Written Mar 8, 2008
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