Point 1: Torre dell’Orologio (Clock Tower) San Gottardo in Corte
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Address: Via Pecorari, 2

The bell tower of San Gottardo is a work by Francesco Pecorari da Cremona and dates back to around 1336.

The belfry is an areal room encircled by 24 double columns to sustain a high cone dominated by a bronze statue of San Michele. The belfry is described as “the wonderful clock” thanks to its special mechanism that strokes the hours according to the Italic system: the first toll at sunset, with a total of 24 tolls at the end of the day.

Source: Milano passo a passo, Hoepli, Decapoa, Collarin, Scilipoti.