Welcome to the weekend!
Hopefully you had a very productive week and now it's time to have some fun. Take a little time to check out the cool things that we have put together for you in this weekend. We all know that time waits for no one but take your time visiting these famous clocks around the world in this weekend's installment of Dollars & Sense.
Tour The Torre dell'Orologio
The clock tower, designed by Maurizio Codussi, was built between 1496 and 1506; the wings were an addition, perhaps by Pietro Lombardo. Above the clock face is the Madonna. During Ascension week and at Epiphany, the Magi come out and bow to her every hour, in an angel-led procession. At other times of year the hours and minutes are indicated in Roman and Arabic numerals on either side of the Madonna; this feature dates from 1858 - one of the earliest examples of a digital clock in the world. A tour of the clock reveals the workings of the clock, which dates from 1753 and was a remake of the original of 1499.