The Torre dell'Orologio (Clock Tower) is a building of the Renaissance period (built in the late 1400 by architect Mauro Codussi) overlooking St. Mark's Square in Venice.
Also known as Torre dei Mori (the Moors Tower), it is one of the most important architectural landmarks in Venice, with its large Astronomical Clock and the two dark bronze statues (the Moors of Venice) representing two peasants striking the big bell with their hammers every hour.
The Clock Tower soars above the main shopping street of the city, the ancient Merceria, thus representing a watershed but at the same time a strong union between the overlook to the sea and the labyrinth of the Venetian "calli", which ideally start from here.
The Tower can be visited every day, you need to book your visit and the tour is accompanied by a specialized guide. The tour comprehends a vist and explanation of the complex Clock machinery, a vist to the wooden statues that appear only twice a year on the Tower (on Epiphany's day and Ascention's day), The Moors and the Bell. Moreover you can go out on the Two Moors Terrace and enjoy a breathtaking view of San Marco Square, Venice and the Lagoon. The schedule is:
Visit in Italian language
All days at 12 am and 4 pm
Visit in English language
Monday to Wednesday: 10 am and 11 am
Thursday to Sunday: 2 pm and 3 pm
Visit in French language
Lundi, mardi et mercredi: 14h et 15h
Jeudi, vendredi, samedi et dimanche: 10h et 11h
Closed on December 25th, January 1rst, May 1rst.
We at Hotel Mercurio are always available to assist you and we can help booking this tour while you're here. Contact us directly then and ask for our best offer for your holiday in Venice! You will enjoy our special and exclusive treatment for direct reservations made through our official website!!!