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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
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+39 090 675175
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"at noon"
in 102 reviews
"bell tower"
in 73 reviews
"astronomical clock"
in 42 reviews
"ave maria"
in 22 reviews
"lion roars"
in 13 reviews
"takes about minutes"
in 5 reviews
"amazing spectacle"
in 3 reviews
"amazing site"
in 3 reviews
"moving figures"
in 5 reviews
"sound effects"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful square"
in 3 reviews
"vendors selling"
in 3 reviews
"quarter hour"
in 3 reviews
"town square"
in 5 reviews
"piazza duomo"
in 5 reviews
"the main square"
in 3 reviews
"cruise port"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

There are a lot of steps but looking at the mechanism from the inside and the bells makes it interesting. There is a very good view from the top, although a bit tight for space if busy. Not sure i'd want to be up there...More

Thank Alice m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were informed by a waiter at our hotel to get to the clock for 12 noon as the cock crowing was interesting to watch. A lion also roared. It was a beautiful sight and well worth seeing. It happens every day at 12 noon....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many astronomical clocks to be seen throughout Europe but this is probably the most impressive I've witnessed. Located in the Piazza Duomo next to the cathedral, the mechanical show takes place every day at noon. After the lion roars and the cock crows,...More

Thank Mavmed
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see when you start your tour of Messina. A lovely astrological clock in the center of town. You need to be there at 12 noon for all the bells and whistles that the clock provides, but our tour did not get us there...More

Thank giftedelaine
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Wonderful sight a must to stopover in Sicily! A very gentle place Messina. Though do venture out beyond the port and lots of hawkers trading their wares to travellers.

Thank Basketweaver888
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This large tower next to the church is impressive and worth a little walk into town to see. We stopped by Messina while on a cruise.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Got to see this Clock ring on the hour and the figures rotate. Very interesting tower in the main square.

Thank Andy C
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Great tower next to Duomo. At 12 noon the magic starts with a great show of chimes etc. Enter the tower and go to the top voor 4 euros its worth every cent! Magic views! Strong advice: avoid the cafe restaurant left of the tower....More

Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

It’s a pretty church tower with an extra aspect, the astronomical clock. I try not to have any expectations and usually appreciate things for what they are, but I heard so much about this and how the golden sculptures all move when the clock strikes...More

Thank Monica D
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

we were told about the clock by a friend and could see the tower from the ship, but you need to be there at noon to capture the full spectacle of this clock tower, we had taken the train tour and had to wait, but...More

Thank squash48
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squash48
24 April 2018|
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Response from Josy172 | Property representative |
Yes there are some bars in the square
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Ken G
1 April 2017|
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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
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