Torre dell’Orologio o Torre Accursi

Torre dell’Orologio o Torre Accursi, Bologna: Address, Phone Number, Torre dell’Orologio o Torre Accursi Reviews: 4/5

Torre dell’Orologio o Torre Accursi

Torre dell’Orologio o Torre Accursi
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Neighbourhood: Santo Stefano
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4.0
29 reviews
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Dominates the Piazza Maggiore
Mar. 2019 • Friends
This mediaeval tower was built by Accursio, a successful lawyer as part of his house. The huge clock face was added in 1444 and has told the time ever since. The tower is impressive despite being surrounded by some exquisite buildings in the Piazza Maggiore. A must see in Bologna.
Written 23 March 2019
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD10,299 contributions
Interesting History!
Apr. 2018 • Couples
This is the Clock Tower located in the Piazza Maggiore. The owner of the tower was Accursio, a young man who had moved from Florence to Bologna to study law. After becoming an important jurist, he decided to have his own house built: the building was very big and included both a school, whose portico looked out on the square, and a corner tower.

The tower was added later to Accursio's house and after his death; it was bought by the growing Municipality of Bologna. On the façade of the building, a huge mechanical clock was added in 1444.
Written 22 June 2018
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Paul H
London, UK1,111 contributions
Amazing clock.
May 2017 • Couples
Lovely clock just on the square. You can see this day or night and both have different characteristics. Get some great photos with the sun going down. Well worth a look. You will go to the square if visiting Bologna.
Written 29 May 2017
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