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Duomo di Messina, Messina
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Duomo di Messina is a Sicilian Norman cathedral dating from 1500, with a notable bell tower and clock. At noon, figures and statues move on the cathedral's tower. After suffering earthquakes and damage from World War II, the interior has been almost completely restored. Be sure to check out the painted ceiling and the 16,000-pipe organ. Make Duomo di Messina a part of your Messina vacation plans using our Messina tourist route planner.
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  • beautiful church with astronomical clock, besides in the vicinity has the place where King Richard the Lionheart spent before the Crusades, not satisfied that location where they filmed the mighty big dog.
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  • Finally a nice calling card for the city. If you find the right day clock and fantastic
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  • This Cathedral should be better informed on the inside it would admire the vault of the nave. Magnificent sculptures of the Apostles. The treasure room is a must see, but take the audio guide for the essential information for the understanding of some pieces of great value.
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  • An amazing building with some amazingly detailed art pieces! It's the place surrounded with a lot of bars and restaurants. It's nearby city center, with multiple stores near it! Don't miss to see the clock tower at 12:00(Afternoon). It's an amazing sight to see all the sculptures inside it move accordingly. Have fun!✌
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  • At 12 hours of every day of the week, renewed what Messina called "tool". A feast for the eyes and an indescribable feeling. The Tower comes to life in a succession of sounds to end with a Hail Mary that enchants the soul
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  • Access to the astronomical clock at 4 €, while the ticket + Clock Museum € 6, no reductions because the management is private. The Bell Tower is beautiful, on each floor describes the specific animation that shows, in multiple languages. At noon, the show is a delight! The animation between Lions roaring, shrieking roosters, Madonnas and saints churches, lasts ten minutes between everything. As for the Cathedral is divided into three naves, beautiful decorated wooden ceiling with exposed. Along the walls just statues, no fresco. Spectacular mosaic behind the altar. Objectionable mosaic side lighting with a machine, for € 1 for two minutes of light. Very difficult to park near the Cathedral: a few car parks and there are hardly any free.
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  • A beautiful place with a beautiful view of the Cathedral... This must attend 12 hours to see the campanile come alive on all the steps! Otherwise, every hour, there's a "very" small animation!
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