Torre dell Orologio in Venice

The magnificent 15th century tower of Torre dell Orologio clearly visible amid a flurry of buildings.

The magnificent 15th century tower of Torre dell Orologio clearly visible amid a flurry of buildings. | Photo credit: HarshLight/Flickr

Torre dell Orologio Overview

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Also known as Saint Mark's Clocktower, Torre dell Orologio is a renaissance structure that is located on the Piazza San Marco in Venice. Designed by Mauro Codussi, it is a huge tower comprising of a clock followed by buildings on either sides. Dating back to 15th century, the clock was often altered with time. The clock (in bright blue and gold colour) displays not just the time of the day but also shows the prevalent Zodiac sign of the year and the phase of the moon.

Like most of the other monuments in Venice, this too is managed by Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. This tower stands on two floors which also forms an arch-like passage to the main area of the city.

  • Opening Closing Time Tours begin from:
    Monday – Wednesday at 10 am and 11 am ; Thursday – Sunday at 2 pm and 3pm

  • Entrance Fee €12

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Piazza San Marco, Venice, 30124