Our group stopped in Messina to visit the Duomo. I was very impressed with the Bell Tower. The moving parts include figures starting as a young person and progressing to an old man. This is certainly a big part of the Duomo visit.
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this was our first stop in Messina during our tour with mario, the clock tower moves at noon and since our first time we missed it we had the opportunity to enjoy it.
This is a must see sight in Messina. Just be there for 12 O'Clock. Most amazing Astronomical clock. It lasts 12 minutes. The highlights includes: The lion waves the flag, moves it tail, turns his head and roars three times. Rooster raises its head and...More
This bell tower is about 200 feet tall and was originally built in the late 16th century and later, destroyed after an 18th-century earthquake. It was rebuilt in 1908 and in 1930’s an astronomical clock was added. Daily at 12:00 pm (Noon) the clocks figures...More
We were here with some friends who are locals and it was amazing how many people were hanging out enjoying a Friday night in the piazza in front of the clock. It is pretty in the day but so much better in the evening/night.
... we first heard the notes of the music (it was an Ave Maria, I think Schubert's), as we were watching the splendid view of the city from the terrace in front of the Madonna di Montaldo. Then as we ventured down to the city...More
The cathedral looks awesome! It's so fancy looking with many interesting details. It has the largest astronomical clock in the world.