St Mark's Clocktower

Local nameTorre dell’Orologio
LocationSan Marco, Venice, Italy

The roots of the existence of the Clock Tower on St. Mark’s Square go back to the 15th century. This renaissance building together with the clock was built in 1499. The mechanism of the clock is not the original one though. It was modernised several times.

The tower is decorated with many statues (e.g. the Lion of Venice or the Virgin and Child). Interestingly, the numeral display of the time is done in both Roman (hours) and Arabic (minutes) numerals.

If you want to visit the Clock Tower, you need to book your tour in advance. Also, if you plan to climb the tower be prepared for narrow steps (there is no lift).

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Opening hours

Visits only upon prior booking, with specialized guide.

Tours in English:
Mon - Wed: 11 am, 12 am
Thu - Sun: 2 pm, 3 pm

Tours in Italian:
Daily: 1 pm, 4 pm

Tours in French:
Mon - Wed: 2 pm, 3 pm
Thu - Sun: 11 am, 12 pm

Closed on Dec 25 and Jan 1.

Meeting point is the Ticket Office of the Correr Museum, 5 minutes before the departure time for the visit booked.


Adults: €12
Children (6-14), students, seniors (65+): €7

Holders of the ticket also get free admission to the Museo Correr, the National Archaeological Museum and the State Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana.

Tickets are only available online.

More information and contact


Official website


Address Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy

Coordinates 45°26'4.996" N 12°20'20.141" E

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