Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), Messina

4.7
As both a current and historical art piece and functional device, Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico) offers quite the show at noon every day. At that time, the belfry’s mechanically-animated statues illustrate events from the civil and religious history of the city. Constructed in 1933 in Strasbourg, this clock measures up as perhaps the largest of its kind in the world. Repairs of such a complex machine proved quite expensive, and the bell tower no longer creates the sound in the original, mechanical way. You can climb the steps and understand more about the mechanism. Signs are in English. Show up early if you’d like to sit during the show. See Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico) and all Messina has to offer by arranging your trip with our Messina itinerary planner.
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  • Very cool place. Plus check out the church next to it. Beware of all the vendors trying to sell you tours. But the clock tower is awesome. Only saw it move on half hour  more »
  • On our way we saw the beautiful Bell Tower and the Astronomical Clock. Also when you have to wait, take the time and watch the nice scenery with music.  more »
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  • Well worth the effort to get there in time for the once daily show from the bell tower. Absolutely amazing!
  • Make sure to be there for 12pm to hear the bell ring! It lasts for approx. 12 mins and is absolutely spectacular.
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