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The Tower of the clock - Monteleone di Orvieto

The Clock Tower - Monteleone di Orvieto

The Tower of The Clock stands like the backdrop of a stage, in Piazza Pietro Bilancini in Monteleone di Orvieto.

The tower was built at the end of 1800 by the Monteleone architect Filidio Lemmi using bricks manufactured in local kilns, which give the building a warm and harmonious tone.

In the tower is the large clockface whose hands were moved by an elaborate and monumental pendulum machine; its stone weights, descending along the tower, gave movement to the mechanism. The facade is further embellished by a bas-relief, also in brick, representing the coat of arms of Monteleone, made by Prof. Michele Lemmi.

[Source: www.comune.monteleone.tr.it]

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