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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 of at most 5 visitors which lasts around 50 minutes. Timings and language availability vary according to season.

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.

This ticket also allows entrance to the Museo Correr.

[Additional Venice Clock Tower links]: Visitor information, Google map


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!

About the Clock Tower in Venice

Visitor information for the Torre dell'Orologio (Clock Tower), Venice, Italy

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.

4.6 stars out of 5 from 49 ratings. See all 33 reviews

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JJ, United States
17th Jun 2023
Excellent tour of the clock tower the guide was excellent. Very beautiful view from the roof..
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CT, Greece
18th Jan 2023
A special experience and an excellent visit - with a wonderful guide. Highly recommended
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JC, United States
15th May 2022
This was very informative and the views were amazing.
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SM, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
15th Jul 2019
Well worth the money for the incredible views alone. Excellent guide.
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LH, United States
9th May 2019
Our guide Martina was so informative! We learned so much! She was funny, kind, and approachable! She delivered a lot of information in a short period of time.
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CC, United States
12th Apr 2019
the directions to meet the tour were clear. The tour was very interesting. The clock movements are awesome and the view was great!