Orologio Astronomico Fanzago (Clock Tower) • • Visit Bergamo

Orologio Astronomico Fanzago (Clock Tower)

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The tower of Clusone Town Hall features an amazing surprise: in the middle of this quiet village of the Seriana Valley there’s an incredible clock.

The local mathematician Pietro Fanzago designed this mechanical marvel in 1583 and it is still working today with all the original pieces!

The clock face is not just exquisitely decorated. In fact, the external circle is divided into 24 parts instead of 12, while its hands turn anticlockwise!

There’s more. If you observe it carefully, you can also see numerous information about zodiac signs, days, months, moon phases and sun phases, along with the duration of light and night hours.

Can you detect all these information? 


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The tower of Clusone Town Hall features an amazing surprise: in the middle of this quiet village of the Seriana Valley there’s an incredible clock.

The local mathematician Pietro Fanzago designed this mechanical marvel in 1583 and it is still working today with all the original pieces!

The clock face is not just exquisitely decorated. In fact, the external circle is divided into 24 parts instead of 12, while its hands turn anticlockwise!

There’s more. If you observe it carefully, you can also see numerous information about zodiac signs, days, months, moon phases and sun phases, along with the duration of light and night hours.

Can you detect all these information?