Campana della sera - the bells of Villa del Conte

Dec 29, 2016, 01:30 PM

The church bells in Villa del Conte ring for a sustained period three times per day - once in the morning to wake the town, once at lunchtime and once, as here, at 9pm to tell the town it's time to retire for the night. It's a long-standing tradition, and until fairly recently the bells were rung manually after the 9pm hour bells, with a volunteer cycling to the church three times a day to ring out the messages to the town.

Recorded by Cities and Memory, September 2016.