A must in Messina! Impressive Chatedral and the clock tower is unique. At noon a performance with figures will play for You.
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After watching, walk up the hill to the Santuario della Madonna di Montalto and compare the original with the model you saw on the belltower ... there are a lot of steps but there's a bench to eat an arancino and a great view across...More
We got there at 11.45am and there were quite a few people ready to watch and hear this magnificent clock. I don't want to spoil it for you but it definitely is a must see.
Expected more of the experience. Unlike other bell towers in Europe with moving figures (like Prague, Moulins, Munich ,London) here the figures were quite kitch. The astronomic clock believed to be the largest in Europe looks smaller than the clock in Prague, which can be...More
If your not too far away from Messina, this is well worth a visit. Situated in the Piazza Duomo, as previous reviews, get there at about 11.45am and just wait for midday and you will be smiling for 10 minutes watching and listening to greeting...More
Just about 15 minutes to 12 the square starts to fill up with people, everybody wants to see the giant tower clock operational and as promised there is a lot to see and hear, like a giant Coo cook clock all the elements get in...More