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Torre dell'Orologio - The Venice Clock Tower
The Torre dell'Orologio on St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) is of huge importance, both practical, historical and symbolic in the story of Venice.
Visits to the Clock Tower are only permitted as part of a guided tour. Timing as follows:
Guided tours in English: at 10.00 and 11.00 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and at 14.00 and 15.00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Venice Clock Tower tour lasts around 50 minutes.
All the greater pity then that it was obscured behind scaffolding for so long - undergoing a major renovation. Now though, this extraordinarily elaborate timepiece is on public show again, in full working order, and delighting visitors and Venetians alike, as it has done for more than 500 years.
You can view a short video of the clocktower on our blog.
Please note that the inside of the building is cramped, and the (spiral) stairs between the five levels are both narrow and steep. For this reason, children under the age of six are not permitted to take the tour, neither are people of reduced mobility. Furthermore, the tour is not recommended should you be pregnant, or suffer from vertigo, claustrophobia or cardio-vascular complications.
HOW YOU'LL GET YOUR TICKETS:
To reserve tickets for the Torre dell'Orologio, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your entry voucher. Print it out, take it with you to the venue and present it at the ticket desk ... they will swap it for your entry ticket. As simple as that!
PLEASE NOTE: You must present yourself at the galleries at the time specified on your booking voucher - admittance will not be granted at other times.
Please also be prepared to show some ID - It is sometimes difficult for Italian officials to understand that not all countries require their citizens to carry ID cards, if indeed they are issued in said countries at all. You will often find that nothing other than a Passport or Driving Licence (with photograph) will suffice.
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