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Water Clock at Villa Borghese, Rome

Water Clock at Villa Borghese - Rome, Italy
Water Clock at Villa Borghese
viale dell’Orologio, Rome, Italy 00197Map
Villa Borghese
Neighborhood: Pinciano - Flaminio - Parioli - Cassia - Giustiniana

At the end of 2007, after about 100 years of inactivity, the water clock started to work again. The students of the school for goldsmiths and watchmakers have restored it. It is a peculiar example of hydrochronometer engineering and the only one placed in a public garden. You can see it at the Villa Borghese near Pincio's belvedere. Dominican Father Giovan Battista Embriaco created it in 1867. Aside from its clock gears, it also boasts artistic qualities, wrapped as it is in a rustic wooden tower and placed in a rocky garden in the midst of a lake that was designed by the municipal garden architect for it. - Maria Frullini 

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  • Nearest Train: #A @ Spagna
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