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Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)

Piazza Duomo, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 675175
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  • Excellent69%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“at noon” (98 reviews)
“bell tower” (73 reviews)
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Piazza Duomo, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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+39 090 675175
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"at noon"
in 98 reviews
"bell tower"
in 73 reviews
"astronomical clock"
in 42 reviews
"ave maria"
in 21 reviews
"lion roars"
in 12 reviews
"takes about minutes"
in 5 reviews
"amazing spectacle"
in 3 reviews
"sound effects"
in 6 reviews
"amazing site"
in 3 reviews
"moving figures"
in 5 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
"cruise port"
in 4 reviews
"statues"
in 26 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit as very close to the port. Being around when the bells strike on the hours is pretty impressive too.

Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although we were not present at noon to see the full performance ( out busy exploring the villages at that time). We were there in the evening and did witness the clock go off on the hour. It is a beautiful clock, the plaza is...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The bell tower has a mechanically moving and animated figures, some of which move every time the bell strikes but the major display happens at noon every day. Whilst to modern computer society the action can be described as bland or corny, the sheer workmanship...More

Thank Erik L
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

However, there are small actions every 15 minutes. Just not the full amazing spectacle. I am going to have to watch it on YouTube!

1  Thank Francestravels
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Many reviews talk about the noon time music where the clock operates in sync. What I didn't realize is that you can climb to the top of the tower and it is well worth it. You get to see behind the clock and the view...More

Thank C23L
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

When the crowds started arriving and tower started to sound. it was magical. We stopped shopping and watch with everyone else. Maybe a little longer than same.

Thank bsnsmn
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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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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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