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Torre dell'Orologio, Rome

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  • The small square that houses the historic building is almost just a place of passage between Via dei Banchi New and Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, and you need to delay in order to enjoy its beauty. The tower with the clock, created by Borromini, deserves careful observation. The mosaic below, which depicts Our Lady of Vallicella, is also very beautiful.
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  • Does anyone have historical news about the clocks installed over time on the Borromini tower? The first is from the six hundred. I'm looking for information about others and related restorations. Thank you
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  • It is a building with a clock tower just behind the church of Nuova. The front square overlooks the whole picture. The clock tower has a bell on the top, and a picture of vivid colors is drawn under the clock dial. It is a tower with a calm atmosphere that makes you feel the history.
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  • The Tower, with its façade and concave back and convex sides, is the work of Borromini and was built around the 1648 to decorate the Convent of the Filipinos. Under The Great Clock, the mosaic of the Virgin and Child, called "Madonna della Vallicella", is made on the design of Pietro da Cortona, artist of the Early Baroque: his frescoes for the dome, the basin and the vault of the adjoining New Church.
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  • In Piazza Dell'orologio, in the Rione VI Parione, there is a particular and beautiful Tower with a Clock (hence the name of the Square), with a particular architectural form (the façade and the concave back and the convex sides), built by Francesco Borromini in 1647-1648. The Tower is bounded by two columns with capitals on the sides of the façade, and centrally are arranged two elements, at the base a Shrine Sacred (below is a deepening in this regard) and higher a large clock that "wears" the upper part . The Tower ends, with an original construction, with three bells, the largest central, held by ornamental iron volutes, in the highest part there is a small cross. As I wrote above, there is a Shrine Sacred, depicting the Madonna della Vallicella, this is a polychrome mosaic, made on the design of Pietro da Cortona In The work is depicted the classical Iconography of the Madonna della Vallicella, Crowned with the Infant Jesus, also crowned, in a blessing attitude with a globe and a cross, also held by the Madonna. They lie in the clouds on a half moon with the sun in the background. Below complete the opera three ecstatic Cherubim.
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