Monday, 25 January 2016

Gianicolo's Cannon

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If you are facing the Belvedere Gianicolo and are enjoying a beautiful view do not be alarmed if you hear a loud cannon bang: replace the clock, it is noon! Since 1847 , in fact , by order of Pope Pius IX , a cannon shoots at noon. The pope wanted to impose a standard to the bells of the Church of Rome so that all sounded in unison. From 24 January 1904 the cannon is placed on top of the Janiculum hill just below the statue of Garibaldi and its shot, when the weather is quiet, it is audible as far as the Esquiline.

Penthouse Apartment Monteverde Rome is not far from the cannon at Gianicolo.

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