Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare (Cathedral of Verona) Piazza Duomo Verona, Verona, Veneto, Italy LL: N 45.44732, E 10.99741
Original bells by Ettore Cavadini, who also recast the tenor in 1934 (4454 kg). Tenor cracked in 2001; recast 2003 by De Poli (4566 kg). Reportedly the heaviest full-circle ringing bells in the world. Cathedral complex includes S.Giovanni in Fonte (the cathedral baptistry) and S.Elena, & bell tower (completed 1927). In a nearby disused church is a museum with a great deal of ringing material.
Veronese ring of 9 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is A in the bass octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: ROPE / NONE There are no added semitones 1 bells were recast or replaced in 2003 by the maker cited in Remarks above Prior history: In 1934, 1 bells were recast or replaced with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1931, the complete instrument was installed with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above Year of latest technical information source is 2007
The Wikipedia article on the cathedral is rather brief, but has a clickable photo of the tower.
Excellent photo of cathedral facade and tower
An Encyclopedia page has a small photo of the tower viewed from across the Adige River and Ponte Pietra.
Photo of Cathedral and tower across the city rooftops
Photo of tower from beyond the apse of the cathedral
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries,
in this region
and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all European chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all European chimes by year of completion.
Index to all tower bell instruments in Italy.
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