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Piazza IX Aprile, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

I was so enchanted with the beauty of the Piazza Aprile and the views of the sea and cliffs, I almost forgot to look up at the clock.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Lovely clock tower in the pleasing piazza IX Aprile. Nice to have a sit down and admire it. Good views from the square along the coastline.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JGandIG
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Originally a gateway that separated the two different parts of the town, the tower was originally built in the 12th century but demolished by the French in 1676 and subsequently rebuilt with the clock. It also has another name of the Middle Tower, so don't...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This clock tower sits off the main square off corso umberto. There is a lot of history to this and it does seem like a meeting point for the locals. Many restaurants around where you can sit and people watch.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank alisonp864
Reviewed 29 November 2017

The 12-th century tower was the entrance to Taormina’s oldest district, Borgo Medievale. It is situated in the central part of Corso Umberto, next to the Piazza IX Aprile. It was built on the remains of an old defensive building from the 4th century BC...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This ancient church sits in the heart of the old town and is well worth a visit. It is noteworthy for its clock, as no other church has this feature

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ges R
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The beautiful village of Taormina does not feature many landmark buildings. However, the Torre dell'Orologio is one structure which could definitely be described as a landmark structure. While walking through the village, we came across this impressive medieval clock tower. It stood out from the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Quite interesting old clock and very useful, too. Besides the obvious use of telling time, it's also on a half-way between Porta Messina and Porta Catania, two main entrances to Taormina.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Nice medieval clock tower near the Piazza IX Aprile. As backdrop it gives the square some character. It looks beautiful at night when it has the square illumination shining on it. It's arch serves as a walkthrough for pedestrians to walk along the main street...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Moses P
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Its a clock tower. Not much more than that. Perhaps do some research on the history if you would like more info. Its in a beautiful square. If you walk around Taormina, you will definitely pass it. Not sure if you can go inside, we...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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