The Clock Tower, built between 1496 and 1499, is an original Renaissance building in the city of Venice, located in the San Marco district, just a few steps from the famous St Mark's Basilica. It gets its name from the great astronomical clock that is above it, which has become a true symbol for the Venetians. Book with Parclick your parking space near the Clock Tower, you can find what's best for you and always at the best price! Like most of the Venice lagoon, the Tower is not accessible by car because there are no roads and therefore parking is problematic. Parclick recommends you leave your car in Piazzale Roma, which is just a few minutes from the historic centre and it’s the only area of the lagoon where vehicles can move around, on the other hand you can drive on land, in Venezia Mestre, and then reach the centre by one of the many buses that run along the Ponte della Libertà to the lagoon, or by a train from Venezia Mestre Station to Venezia Santa Lucia Station, located a few minutes walk from Piazzale Roma. Once in Piazzale Roma you can move on foot to St Mark's Square with a pleasant walk, or by vaporetto, with line 2 of the public waterbus, which runs along the famous Grand Canal. Book your parking space near the Clock Tower with Parclick, and you can park as soon as you arrive in Venice!
The astronomical clock that gives its name to the tower, designed by Mauro Codussi, marks the time of day, moon phase and zodiac. In gold and blue varnish, it also has a special mechanism that is activated only on Christmas and Epiphany days, which at any hour brings out a carousel of wooden statues from a side panel representing the characters of the Nativity and the Three Kings, who parade back into the Tower through another panel. Above the clock there is a statue of the lion, symbol of the city of Venice, and on top of the tower we find the so-called Moors of Venice, two bronze statues of two shepherds placed around the bell, one with a beard, the elder beating two minutes before the exact hour, and one without a beard, the younger, beating two minutes later. Respectively they represent the time that has passed and the time that will come. Unique in its kind, you must visit the tower on your trip to Venice! Book your parking space near the Clock Tower with Parclick, it's easy and safe!