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Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)

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Piazza Duomo, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating example of the horological art , truly stunning piece of engineering , definately worth visiting inside the tower

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 268AndrewT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here as its in the centre of Messina, the tower is wonderful but at 12 noon the tower comes alive there is a 10 minute show to the lovely Ave Maria, a must see

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JohnPaul78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church courtyard with a clock tower for the ages. An intricate mechanism with bigger than life size components. And they’re all gold (or a pretty shiny replication).

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

We stopped here on a cruise. The tower itself was closed so we were unable to climb it but we loved the clock tower. I have never seen a tower with such a lot of different parts to it. Sadly we were unable to be...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank LittleJenny
Reviewed July 20, 2019

My wife and I had a short stop off in Messina whilst on a TUI cruiser and enjoyed the visit. We particularly enjoyed the absolutely amazing clock tower, 4€ to go to top a real bargain. The sight at 12.00 noon of the activity of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

We passed the Messina cathedral Bell tower whilst on a one day stopover in Messina. We were doing a self-guided walking tour armed with a fairly basic tourist map and had just arrived in the port. The bell tower and its associated cathedral sits in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Stewart C
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

Nice view of the city from the top and the clock operation/decor is interesting. Not a huge activity - we took 5-10 min to climb, took in the view and back down. This was a nice to-do in a city that is pretty much closed...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

Great place to visit very historical.Although we arrived on a Sunday there was a lot of things to do just outside the pier.A must see if you stop here

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Norman L
Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

This is also where all the hop on hop off buses are, the Orion fountain, many people selling souvenirs, and several places to get food and drinks.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mylissa R
Reviewed June 29, 2019

A real show to see once in a lifetime. History and entertainment in one. At 12 you can see the activity of the astrological clock.

Date of experience: June 2019
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It was in Messina. Sorry for delay in getting back to you. Just back from New Orleans