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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
We made time to visit the astronomical clock and adjacent cathedral in Messina. It far exceeded our expectations! We knew that the lion roared and the rooster crowed but we had no idea that it also plays Ave Maria at noon. Be sure to ck...More
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
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
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
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