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