In Venice you do not need a watch. The bells ring out every hour throughout the city to remind you. The most famous, the five bells in St Mark’s Campanile. Each of the bells had their role during the Venetian Republic: The marongona tolled the start and end of the working of the day. The malifico warned of an execution. The nona rang at noon. The mezza terza summoned senators to the Doge’s Palace. The trottiera announced a session of the Great Council.
FROM THE ‘CANGIANTE’ SERIES