The Clock Tower is one of the most famous architectural landmarks in Venice, standing over an arch that leads into what is the main shopping street of the city, the old Merceria. It marks both a juncture and a division between the various architectural components of St. Mark’s Square, which was not only the seat of political and religious power but also a public space and an area of economic activity, a zone that looked out towards the sea and also played a functional role as a hub for the entire layout of the city. In short, the Tower and its large Astronomical Clock, a masterpiece of technology and engineering, form an essential part of the very image of Venice. For more than 500 years, they have measured out the flow of life and history within the city.
- on line Venezia Unica ;
- on site Venezia Unica agencies in Venice.
Admission by booking only
VISIT IN ITALIAN Everyday at 12am and 4.00 pm
VISIT IN ENGLISH Monday to Wednesday: 10.00 am and 11.00 am Thursday to Sunday: 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm
VISITE EN FRANÇAIS Lundi, mardi et mercredi: 14h et 15h Jeudi, vendredi, samedi et dimanche: 10h et 11h
Opening to visitors
from 9.00 am to 5.00pm
closed on 25th December and 1st Jenuary
If you are in Venice on January 6th do not miss this short but charming event that takes place every year from the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square.
At Midday, only twice a year (the second is the Ascension Day), you can admire the procession of the Wise Men following the statue of the Virgin. Every hours the hour's panel opens to let pass a carousel of wooden statues representing the figures of...