What time is it?

There’s no excuse for not knowing the time in Venice. Many of the campi (squares) and calli (streets) have clocks mounted on a wall. Mind you, they may not display an accurate time, but we can’t have everything, can we?

Here is just a tiny sample. You’ll find many more the next time you’re there, I promise. It makes a change from spotting pissotte, anyhow!


Calle Vallaresso

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Campo San Bartolomeo


Campo Santo Stefano

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And for those who need reminding, or have never encountered one, here is an example of a pissotta. (Ask me, if you don’t know what they are.)





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20 responses to “What time is it?

  1. I love the collection which You photographed. Great idea for the post.


  2. Am glad I took the time to check out this post. Really lovely pictures!


  3. Great clocks. I am not sure but is the last one a pizza oven?

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    • A good guess, but not a winner, Gerard. If you folks are in Venice at the same time as I’m there, it will be my pleasure to educate you about these structures! 🙂


  4. Do you know the history of these orologi? There used to be about 30 of them here and there in the city: they have been installed around 1930 thanks to the money donated by a private venetian. All of them were linked to a central clock located in Ca’ Farsetti, our city hall. Some of them are now disappeared, but the remaining ones still work.

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  5. They’re beautiful, but just what kind of clock is the last picture???


  6. Hi Yvonne 😀 Not one of those clocks tell the right time. I will be 16:33 on the beep 😉 Ralph xox ❤


  7. This a wonderful collection of clocks Y! Half of which I have never noticed before, as usual. 😉


  8. L’orologio is so much prettier than the pissota and both serve very useful purposes.
    I only recently learned to spell “orologio” so grazie for giving me the excuse to use it in a sentence!


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