Piazza E. Matter and Torre dell'Orologio
Piazza Edmondo Matter is just beyond the Piazza
Ferretto, on the other side of a narrow canal that flows through downtown
The square is home to the
Torre dell'Orologio, or Clock Tower
(officially named the Torre Civica di Mestre).
The tower was built in the 12th Century and later integrated into Mestre's second
castle, the Castelnuovo, which is believed to have had more than a dozen
medieval towers--only one of which, today's clock tower, remains.
Another historic building is the Palazzo Providderia,
which also was part of the 14th Century Castelnuovo.
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