Square in Messina – Piazza Duomo

Piazza Duomo It is the most beautiful and important square in Messina, where you can admire Fountain of Orion, built by a disciple of Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1500, that represents the rivers Nile, Tiber, Ebro and Canaro and was sculpted to celebrate the first aqueduct of the city; the monument of the Virgin Mary Immaculate, which he was moved to the streets in 1900; finally the dome, on the right side of the square, built by the Normans and Restructured because of earthquake 1908, This meant that the renovations touching various styles from Renaissance decorations, the full images of the Baroque up to the 1900, Also statues, marbles and mosaics are copies of the originals.
The facade is decorated with alternating bands of multicolored and enriched with marble and reliefs of the fourteenth secol, depicting the city's inhabitants in everyday scenes, also the three portals are Gothic. The interior, also was Restructured but we can admire the 24 concrete columns covered in marble that divide the aisles and are part of the frame of the church to withstand any future earthquakes.
Finally it is very important to the campanile, which is located on the left side of the facade, that contine a wonderful animated clock astronomical in which one side has a large luminous dial that marks the hours and the other side is the complex game of gears, counterweights and levers that move the characters clock, every day at noon.

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