Hydrochronometer at Pincian Hill
The Hydrochronometer that is located at Pincian Hill, named in italian “Orologio ad Acqua” that does mean “Water Clock”, it was built according to the brilliant and visionary project of Father Giovanni Battista Embriaco in 1873. The clock consists in a complex machine with four quadrants.
Its operations are guaranteed by the underlying water that puts into motion the pendulum by alternating filling of two buckets; from this process depends the movement and also the ringtone of the clock. The placement of the clock, however, was handled by the architect Gioacchino Ersoch who inserted it into a small tower located in a small island in the center of a pond with wood decorations recalling the forest.
More info: www.orologiodelpincio.it
Opening: Always open!
Price: Free! It’s located in the public park of the Pincian Hill
To get to the Pincer Clock there are public transport such as: bus 628, 88, 490, 495, 491, 926; tram2; Station FS Rome-Viterbo (Piazzale Flaminio); bus 116 (Villa Borghese). We advise the 119 (via del corso).