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Clock Tower Museum

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The bell tower of Sant’Andrea, recently opened to the public, is a military construction probably dating back to the Roman or Byzantine era. The tower is approximately 30 mt. tall and presents a rare, unique clock created in the workshop of Giovanni Dondi, who also created some of the most sophisticated devices of that era.

The clock’s mechanism, which was located on the northwest tower of thehistoric Pretorio Palace until 1840, is now kept in a protective glass case, where it can also be admired. Today it is possible to visit a “vertical” museum set up on six different levels inside of the bell tower. The first floor presents the history of the tower through ancient images, in the second floor some maps of the city and the Sant’Andrea church from various historical archives from 1520 to the present, the third contains votive offerings in silver dedicated to the Madonna dell’Addolorata, a collection of pocket watches dating from 1850 to 1900 and the original stole worn by the Cardinal of Chioggia, Aristide Cavallari. The exhibit continues and arrives at the bell chamber, where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the city of Chioggia, the Adriatic Sea and the Venetian lagoon.

Address and Info

Address: Corso del Popolo, Chioggia

Information

not open to visitors

Opening times: Sunday Morning: 10.30 - 11.00 - 11.30 Afternoon: 4.30 - 5.00 - 5.30

Closed from: Monday

Additional information: For bookings during the week:

Tel. +39 041 400757