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Clock tower with multiple level moving parts. Some parts move every 15 mins, but for the full show be there at mid-day when the gilded parts clockwork their way into motion and sound !!
Starts at the top and works its way down - entire...More
My wife and I visited this historical site in Messina, Sicily, Italy. You have to be there early for the showing and movement of the statues when the Clock strikes Twelve Noon. It appears people converge on this site hours before the event just to...More
You can climb to the top! What more can I say. Messina is an awesome place to visit. The clock tower is the crown jewel. For a nominal fee, we walked all the way to the top for an awesome view of the people below...More
This clock, attached to the church and locate din close proximity to the fountain is absolutely incredible. December is a quiet time, with not many people in the area, but stop and marvel at the clock, the zodiac face, the bells, the figures.. such craftsmanship....More
Messina Is a dirty, smelly, polluted, noisy city covered in graffiti which if it were any other place I would recommend not going there, but the astrological clock is so spectacular that you just have to see it. The ideal time is at midday -...More
Amazingly intricate clock tower where the lion roars 3 times, the rooster crows 3 times, the choir sings, the people move and so on and so on. The astrological clock moves as well. Inside the church is also worth visiting. Be there for NOON!
This was a really interesting attraction.
We noticed a large crowd gathering in the main square just before noon and checked on Tripadvisor to see what was happening.
At noon the bells strike and then the different levels of the tower start to move with...More
Even if you don't go inside this amazing church, it is worth a look or two from the outside. I wish we would have been there at noon to experience it. It is a short walk from the cruise port and close to other architectural...More