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At Museo dell'Orologio da Torre
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Museo dell'Orologio da Torre
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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.

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Opening hours & prices

The guided tour lasts about 45 minutes; it is possible to make the free visit using the exhibition captions.

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The museum in preview


The Clock Museum of Tovo S. Giacomo is available as a location for your private events, such as your wedding, or public events, such as your presentation


Discover the events organized by the Tovo S. Giacomo Clock Museum.


The time machines

Torre Clock Museum in Tovo San Giacomo enhancement project supported by the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation as part of the Places of Culture 2020 call