Saturday and Sunday
April-September 9:30-12:30 and 15:00-19:00
entrance € 3,00, residents € 2,00, guided tour € 7,00
maximum 4 people
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The Clock Tower is one of the most beautiful and unusual towers in Vicopisano. Various elements contribute to making it interesting: its age, its remarkable height, the presence of the complete set of brackets that once supported the wooden ‘sporto’, and its use as a bell tower.
It can be dated back to the middle of the 12th century, with the addition of corner brick pillars around the 17th century. The tower, with a trapezoidal plan, is about 27 metres high and has a Verrucana stone wall structure.
It has a clock on the façade, while at the top there are two bronze bells that are still working. It was built for military purposes, as a control tower for the road leading to the castle of Vicopisano. Inside the tower there are five levels connected by a system of wooden stairs.