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The Arcade and the Clock Tower

Where
Piazza della Loggia, 10, Brescia

Tue, 23/10/2012 - 11:58 -- Chiara Itinerario:  The great squares of the city centre Renaissance and Sixteenth-century Brescia Slow tour 3 Tipologia:  Monumental buildings Tag:  arcade clock tower Bagnadore The east side of the square is bounded by a building with an Ionic portico, surmounted by two storeys with architraved windows and enlivened by a typically Venetian use of two colours.The building, constructed where the defensive wall of the Visconti "Cittadella Nuova"  (1363) once stood, was designed by Lodovico Beretta and built by Pier Maria Bagnadore in 1595. It incorporates the Clock Tower (1540-1550), with a mechanical clock made by Paolo Gennari of Rezzato, whose dial showing the phases of the moon and the signs of the zodiac has been decorated by various hands. Two human figures, popularly called "i macc de le ure" or "Tone and Batista" used to strike the hours on the bell made in 1581.   THE ARCADE AND THE CLOCK TOWER Piazza Loggia Brescia File:  Audioguide Arcades and the Clock Tower.mp3 Galleria:  ItalianoDeutschFrançaisEspañol

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