The tower stands 83-meters and is one of the highest structures in Vicenza. Commissioned by the Bissara Family to complement their palace, construction on the tower began in 1174. It was raised several times between the 14th and 15th centuries, but always returned based on its original 12th century design and construction.
Experts claim the clock is a jewel of technical mechanics and astronomy, because, in addition to beating the clock, the mechanisms also mark the phases of the moon.
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