Kris and I loved our tour of the Clock tower in San Marco. We met our guide in the museum and walked the length of the piazza to the little dark green door to climb the stairs. At first we were the only two but about five more people joined us after a few minutes. Lots of great history, beautiful views and art all in one, totally easy, visit. Well, there were a bunch of stairs.
Here's a neat view from one of the round windows. You can see the Basilica beautifully from them.
Our guide was an adorable young Polish woman who spoke a whole mess of languages, including excellent English. Here she is on the top of the tower explaining to us about the ringing of the bell.
We were there on a picture perfect day. The views from the top were amazing.
Here's a view of the Torre Orologio from Piazza San Marco.
I'm so ready to go back.