The Avellino Clock Tower is a Baroque monument located in the historic centre of the provincial capital of Irpinia. Its base is located behind the buildings on Corso Umberto I that overhang Piazza Giovanni Amendola, exactly at the Salita Orologio.

The origins of Avellino's Clock Tower are uncertain. Tradition has it that it was built on top of an earlier watchtower, which in turn was built on the ruins of a bell tower. According to another hypothesis, it was built in the 17th century, at the will of Prince Francesco Marino Caracciolo, who wanted to commission work on a structure that would represent the idea of the new city redesigned by his family. Like all secular monuments, the Clock Tower suffered the consequences of the various earthquakes that followed its construction. The building collapsed almost entirely after the earthquake of 23 November 1980 and was rebuilt with part of the original material that had fallen during the tremors.

About 36 metres high, the tower dominates the surrounding buildings and its summit can be seen from almost every corner of the city, even from the end of Via Francesco Tedesco to the east and Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to the west, streets that make up what was once the road that brought grain from Puglia to Naples. 

The Clock Tower has thus become an increasingly important symbol of Irpinia's provincial capital, also in terms of reconstruction.

Comune di riferimento
Salita Orologio, 83100 Avellino AV, Italia
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Always visible from the outside

Numero di telefono
0825 2001
Poligono GEO

Torre dell'Orologio di Avellino

Salita Orologio, 83100 Avellino AV, Italia

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Project financed and implemented with funds from the Province of Avellino


Indirizzo sede legale
Ufficio Infopoint
Piazza Libertá 1 (Palazzo Caracciolo), 83100 – Avellino
C.F. 80000190647

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