If you’re in the city on Epiphany (Wednesday, January 6th) be sure to pass through the Piazza San Marco to view the Procession of the Magi at the Torre dell’Orologio. Every hour on the hour, the archangel Gabriele will appear triumphantly at the left door on the half circle above the clock and below the lion. Followed by three adoring Magi, he’ll proceed along the mechanized track in front of the Madonna, then reenter the clocktower on the opposite side.
The procession of the Magi occurs only on Epiphany and Ascension Day (which in 2010 will fall on May 13th).
You may also tour of the Torre dell’Orologio’s fascinating interior, €12 per person. To reserve, stop by the Museo Correr, call 041 520 9070 from Monday to Friday between 9 and 6 p.m., or for complete info see museiciviciveneziani.it.