We stood in front of this incredible clock and waited for it to move into action. The gilded painting against deep blue paint stood out easily and was very impressive. There are gilded, animated statues that mark the passing of time, and at noon they put on an impressive show with sound effects. The clock also moves throughout the day.
If you are in Messina for a day, as a cruise port, this is special to see. I would also recommend going up to Castelmola and Toarmina to spend a great day and stop to see this before you return to the ship.
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