"Torre dell Orologgio" Piazza San Marco Tip by BruceDunning

Piazza San Marco, Venice: 311 reviews and 517 photos

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A famous landmark called the Moors' Clock Tower. The tour is for all five floors and needs to be booked ahead. The cost is 9 Euro on your own, or 17 Euro guided. The first floor level show the clock history and the clock workings. These, with a lot of the other parts of the tower have been reworked/restored. The next level takes in the three kings and the angel, that are wooden. First used in the origination in 1499, they are now only used to come out of the portico of the clock twice yearly. The clock face on the St. Marks side is marble inscribed with Roman numerals, and having sings of Zodiac and months and days. The other Merceria side is marble with Ropman numerals, and shows display of golden stars on the facing. This is a very interesting tour, but maybe a bit pricely and short in duration

Directions: Piazza San Marco
Phone: 041 52309070
Website: http://www.associazionepiazzasanmarco.it

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  • Updated May 28, 2008
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