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Torre dell'Orologio: Our most recommended tours and activities

Padua: Self-Guided Walking Tour of the Historical Center

1. Padua: Self-Guided Walking Tour of the Historical Center

Situated between Venice and Verona, Padua is known as the city of St Anthony. On this walking tour I’ll show you how the city has been able to preserve its artistic and cultural heritage, and why the city is famous for being hospitable. Even when the city was founded in 1222, its prestigious university welcomed students of any religion. And artists and scientists such as Donatello, Giotto, Galileo Galilei and others found a second home here too. The Jews fleeing persecution from Spain, Portugal and northern Europe also settled here, creating one of the most diverse and interesting Italian ghettos, still intact today. Highlights along our walk include: • Prato della Valle, the largest square in Italy • St Anthony Square with Donatello’s statue of Gattamelata • The Tomb of Antenor • Imposing Palazzo della Ragione with its large frescoes depicting an astrological cycle • Local markets • The Arch of the Rope where dishonest traders were punished • Torre dell'Orologio, one of the most beautiful clock towers ever built • The old Jewish ghetto with its small squares, narrow streets and three synagogues • The stumbling stones in the Jewish ghetto • Bo Palace, the seat of University of Padua, the second oldest in Italy, which houses Galileo's original desk Join me in following the paths of these artists and thinkers, and find yourself inspired by Padua’s timeless atmosphere.

Padua Highlights: City of Magic Outdoor Escape Game

2. Padua Highlights: City of Magic Outdoor Escape Game

Discover Padua’s famous locations while playing the role of a supernatural traveler trying to uncover the use of magic in the city. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. After you book a game, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. Head to Prato della Valle, where the game will start. It will take you between 2 and 3 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so feel free to explore and finish it at your own pace. Pause the game and resume at any time from the location where you paused it. You will finish the game at the famous Bo Palace. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phone. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Venice: Guided Night Walking Tour & Saint Mark's Basilica

3. Venice: Guided Night Walking Tour & Saint Mark's Basilica

With its awe-inspiring array of domes, arches and turrets, there is no mistaking St. Mark’s basilica. Dominating the piazza of the same name, St. Mark’s stands at the very epicentre of the city. And it looks even more spectacular at night. On our night tour of St. Mark’s, you’ll meet your guide in beautiful St. Mark’s Square, for centuries the spiritual and political centre of Venice - the Doge’s palace also stands silent watch over the piazza. To start our tour, your guide will explain the significance of the square to the history and geography of the city - for good reason Napoleon described the Piazza as the ‘drawing room of Europe,’ and the elegant cafes that line the square, including Caffe Quadri and famous Caffe Florian, have lost none of their old-world charm. During our time in the piazza we’ll learn about some of the other highlights on show here, including the stunning Torre dell’Orologio - a Renaissance clock tower decorated with fabulous sculptures, as well as St. Mark’s Campanile, the soaring 12th-century brick bell tower that is still the tallest building in Venice.

Venice: Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. Venice: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the enchanting labyrinth of canals, where history and romance intertwine – Venice, the floating city! Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of this Italian masterpiece with our Venice Self-Guided Audio Tour. Picture yourself gliding through narrow waterways, guided by whispers of tales that echo through centuries-old palaces and hidden corners waiting to be discovered. As you embark on this immersive journey, let the serenade of gondoliers and the gentle lapping of water be your soundtrack. Our expertly crafted audio tour invites you to wander through the iconic St. Mark's Square, where the grandeur of the Basilica and the Doge's Palace unfolds like a living canvas. Traverse the enchanting neighborhoods of Dorsoduro, Cannaregio, and beyond, each step a brushstroke in the vibrant tapestry of Venetian life. This isn't just a tour; it's an invitation to explore Venice on your terms. Feel the secrets of the city unfold as you uncover hidden gems, savor the aroma of authentic Venetian cuisine, and marvel at the craftsmanship of Murano glass. With the freedom to pause and play at your leisure, you're not just a visitor; you're a storyteller, crafting your own narrative along the Grand Canal. Learn more about the top 13 tourist attractions in Venice. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station and then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Venezia Santa Lucia Railway Station 2. Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari 3. Scuola Grande di San Rocco 4. Ca' Rezzonico 5. Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute 6. Teatro La Fenice 7. Campanile di San Marco 8. Torre dell'Orologio 9. Basilica di San Marco 10. Doge's Palace 11. Ponte dei Sospiri 12. San Giorgio Maggiore 13. Ponte di Rialto So, don your headphones, press play, and let the magic of Venice envelop you. From the majestic Rialto Bridge to the charming alleys of the Jewish Ghetto, our Self-Guided Audio Tour promises an unforgettable voyage through the heart of a city that defies the boundaries between dream and reality. Venice beckons – let the adventure begin, and may each audio whisper guide you deeper into its timeless allure.

Venice walking tour on foot

5. Venice walking tour on foot

Have a walk outdoors (no entries) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. An essential tour for the understanding of Venice!! Route: Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping IMPORTANT In case of high-tide, the Basilica and San Marco Square are normally flooded. This may cause delays or changes on the program of the tour.

Padova: Guided Spritz Walk

6. Padova: Guided Spritz Walk

A spritz walk is an ideal way to experience the Italian apertivio while exploring some of the most characteristic areas of the city. Where better to enter the world of the spritz than Padova, the birthplace of Aperol 100 years ago. You'll meet your expert local guide in Piazza delle Erbe to begin your spritz walk. From there you will discover Padova like a local as you stroll through the charming main squares and narrow cobblestone streets. Throughout your experience you'll enjoy two stops at two unique locations. At each stop you will taste an authentic version of the Italian spritz, served with traditional local finger food such as cheese, prosciutto, olives, and foccaccia. Your tour tour will eventually wrap up with your guide providing some suggestions on recommended restaurants in Padova.

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What people are saying about Torre dell'Orologio

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 18 reviews

We had a wonderful guide . Very knowledgeable and even funny. You miss the museum because its closed but you get to see the crypt and hear about restoration and a beautiful Murano made cross. I can’t remember the guides name (I’m terrible at names but his English was very clear which isn’t always true.

The tour was amazing ✨ being in such a beautiful historical place and seeing them turn all the lights off then re-illuminate everything was so special to see. My only wish would have been to be able to go to the upper floors instead of only the main floor. Our tour guide was so nice and patient.

You visit all the important points of the city thanks to the game and it also explains the history/curiosities of the place. We loved it and we are looking forward to playing other games

The whole experience was amazing. Our guide Manuel, a historian brought the whole experience to life with the history of the Basilica. Highly recommend this tour.

Great way to explore Padova on your own and without much planning. We would have totally missed the old Jewish ghetto without the tour.