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Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)

Piazza Duomo, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 675175
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Piazza Duomo, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 675175
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Bell Tower is amazing & beautiful. We missed the main event at 12 but it chimes & figures move every hour on the hour. There is a lovely church & fountain on the square next to the tower & you can get on the...More

Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crowds gathered at noon, along with ourselves to witness.......what? Some roaring from the tower followed by a cockerel crowing and some music. Some figures moved slightly on the tower, the audience clapped and that was it. Very strange.

Thank andrewlgc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was really neat to see. Be there at noon to see the clock movements. That is the only time during the day that it happens. It's worth it.

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was well worth the wait. The tower clock gave us a great show. This is a must see attraction if you are visiting Messina at noon. A masterpiece of art and clock work, all figures that are normally dormant come to life at Noon.

Thank ManoloTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very impressive with its clock and movable characters. worthwhile the waiting for a round hour ringing and chracters motion.

Thank ehud f
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We paid 4 euros each to climb to the top of the Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock - 232 steps according to another climber. Wonderful views of Messina and interesting to see the back of the mechanical statues along the way. We arrived too late...More

Thank MimiandPapa2862
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The noon show is very interesting as you see the various components move and the sound that accompanies the show - it lasts for about 12 minutes and is much longer than other clocks around the world. So its unique and well worth in viewing.

Thank David R
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We visited Messina for a day as part of a cruise and were advised to visit the clock at 12 noon. We arrived early and paid 4 euros each to go inside the clock and walk to the top. You were able to see the...More

Thank YoungNIre
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We visited Messina during a med cruise and were advised to be in the square around lunchtime to watch the clock/bell tower. We arrived to an almost full square when the clock struck midday and the free display of the automated figures began. I don't...More

Thank Joan R
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The Bell Tower in the town square is a remarkable sight. The statues and sculptures are amazing works of art from a past era. If you are able to be here at noon there is a musical event that you will never forget.

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Ken G
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Response from brightscot | Reviewed this property |
It was in Messina. Sorry for delay in getting back to you. Just back from New Orleans
Rita D
23 August 2015|
Response from Josy172 |
The Cathedral Sunday masses are at 9am, 11am, 12.15am, 6pm
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