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Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

At Noon, the Clocktower chimes and moves into action. It is a beautiful site. Afterwards, we climbed up the steps and saw the mechanism behind this clock. Signs in English explained each part. It was a memorable sight to see. Children would love it. Messina is worth a stop if you are in Sicily. We spent time on the island and only drove off the ferry thru Messina. Last week, we were on a cruise that stopped at the port. The town is compact and offers wonderful churches to explore and walks on the hills surrounding the downtown area.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Spent a few hours in Messina whilst cruising and stopped to watch the bell tower at noon. I won't tell you what happens as it would spoil the surprise but I would definitely recommend visiting this if you are in the area. It will make you smile....a lot!

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

The bell tower and astronomical clock are situated in a small piazza that is also home to the restored Messina cathedral and a picturesque fountain. The piazza is located no more than three minutes walk from the cruise ship terminal.
Unfortunately we were not in the piazza at 12 noon to see the clock in full operation but its figurines were still an impressive sight even in their stationary state. The bell tower and the cathedral were also impressive both from an architectural and an artistic point of view.
The piazza is a draw card for tourists as it is also the base for a tourist "train" that travels the roads to show visitors the sights of Messina and there are several small cafes and snack bars in the vicinity.
Well worth a visit whilst you are in Messina. A nice place to stop for a rest and a break from your busy tourist activities.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Well worth the price - we were the only ones in the tower. Well-written descriptions of all levels in 3-4 languages (Italian, English, German, one more?) and very interesting to see from the inside.

Thank Melanie F
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

After a long day trip to Sicily we stopped by in time to see the bell Tower in Messina, it and the fountain were beautiful. We even saw the figures move to chime the bells

Thank KirkCrump
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