Clock Tower

This five storey Saat Kulesi or Clock Tower was provided for by an Italian Merchant who left 100,000 gold francs specifically for this purpose. It was built near the main harbour in 1897 and now takes pride of place in a main shopping square set back just behind the sea promenade.

Emili Vitalis was also the Italian Consul in Çanakkale and although he died in France he wanted to leave behind a water system and a clock tower for the people of Çanakkale. Leaving provisions for this in his will the Çanakkale Municipality was able to construct the clock tower and water system with his legacy.

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