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Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)

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Piazza Duomo, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 675175
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What was good--it was unique and told the story of Messina on one clock. I imagine it took a lot of time and energy to build it. Sadly, I must be too Disney-ized, but this thing was like watching the clock at It's a Small...More

Thank Brad J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing show, the statues from the Bell tower are moving and makeing different noises. I was impeessed of the lion part. Many people in the square makeing pictures and recording. I think is the main attraction in Messina.

Thank Duta V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must be here for 12 Noon when the bell tower puts on such a display - enjoyed by all ! Worth the wait - expect crowds though and people trying to sell you souvenirs ! A must see destination !

1  Thank MaxD859
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone that come in Prague should visit this Astronomical Clock. The show is performed from 9am to 9pm ad it last for almost a minute. In my opinion is a little overrated but it’s surely a good show and a awesome attraction. You have to...More

Thank Massimiliano B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking up the clock tower is a must but 237 steps to the top. A great panoramic view of the town, the port and over to mainland Italy Do it before midday to read all about the mechanism and then watch the midday show in...More

1  Thank rossdrake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The clock is a work of art and needs to be seen in action to appreciate it's full beauty. There is no cost. Just stand in the square and wait for the top of the hour when the clock gets into motion.

Thank nasartori2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

At 12 pm the best time to see the all show.... Superb. Best 12 min spent in the sun :)... Highly recommended... And its a must to see the church as well.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Worth seeing at midday when the bells and music go off. It goes fir about 15 minutes Otherwise worth a picture

Thank PHDSydney_Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

When we were told about this we didn't think that is something worth seeing and we almost skipped it. I now can say that I am soo happy we went to see this miracle. It is impressive as you do not expect any of that....More

Thank Iamina M
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Our 'trip' from the cruise ship included the Duomo and the Clock tower. Got absolutely drenched in a heavy shower watching the various moving figures at midday but worth the experience

Thank nre718
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24 April 2018|
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Response from Josy172 | Property representative |
Yes there are some bars in the square
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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