Welcome to the site of the Museo dell'Orologio di Tovo S. Giacomo
When and how did the Museo dell'Orologio come about?
The museum was created due to the will of the last clockmaker Giovanni Bergallo, who expressed his desire to donate his collection to his country to examine as a testimony to art and clockmaking and the family passion for time machines.
The Bergallos made clocks between 1861 and 1980 in the house/office where they carried out all their activities. Their clocks have been installed in Liguria, Piedmont, Val d'Aosta, Valtellina and the most furthest in Patagonia.
The clocks displayed are authentic pieces (the oldest dates back to the 16th century) collected by the Bergallo family themselves or donations from collectors, churches and other figures.
As well as clocks you will find dials, hands, ‘oddities’ from belfries, pulleys, all objects which are a testimony to a rich history of technique and of the unique mechanical clock.
Saturday 3pm-6.30pm, Sunday 10.30am-2pm – 3pm-6pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 6pm-10pm