Each first Saturday of the month from May through September, the Clocktower is open for tours from 12 – 2 PM*. The tours are free and led by knowledgeable tour guides (donations welcomed).
Once there, head inside to tour several painted murals of Rome’s history, and catch a peek of the awesome new exhibits coming soon.
Notice the paintings are hung on the walls of a huge water tank capable of holding 250,000 gallons of water which serviced the citizens of Rome starting around 1870.
Next, earn your view my making your way up the 107 narrow steps around the outer wall.
I would also note to use caution if you or your children have a fear of heights or physical health issues. The climb is a workout, and it feels high. My kids (4 and 7) were nervous and had to stop a couple of times on the way up.
The view is easily the best in Rome.
Just remember, you have to get back down!
Once you’re safely back on ground, be sure to wander the grounds to view the beautiful gardens.
Whether you’re new to Rome or a native, the Clocktower tours are highly recommended for all ages. It’s very laid-back, and you can come and go as you please.
And good news! If you can’t make it on the designated open days, group and Private tours are available! Call 706.295.5576 for more information.
*All tours are weather permitting.