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“Solemn site”

Children's Bell Tower
Reviewed June 7, 2014

Just an emotional moving experience to stand at the base of the bell tower and remember why it was erected.

1  Thank dkmjbasore
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

An American family vacationing in Italy when their little boy gets shot and killed. They turn around and donate his organs which stunned the Italians. Organ Donation was not very prevalent in that country until Nicolas' gifts of life. Very moving place. Humanity at its best. Some of the bells are very old! From the 1800s.

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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Bodega Bay is a small town north of San Francisco by 90 minutes. While along the ocean and famous for the Hitchcock movie (which was largely filmed inland), particularly in the winter it is a relatively close knit community.

Many though around the world were touched by this story of a family touring the south of Italy that was hit by a drive-by shooter and lost their son. On this tip of the land that touches the Pacific, it is nifty to see the accumulation of bells from many parts of Italy that make up this simple and sweet memorial. Definitely worth a stop.

Go on the right day and you'll get a farmer's market with a band playing by the food wagon.

1  Thank PeripatetiPat
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We've passed this memorial several times in the past, but finally stopped recently. It's a beautiful and moving tribute.

1  Thank Janet R
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Make sure you read all of the plaques. There is something very beautiful and powerful about the sculpture. The little mementos left at the memorial plaque were touching.

Thank Jenn M
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