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The tower overlooks the Piazza Michelozzo of Bartolomeo, a Florentine architect responsible for the façades and who gives his name to the wooden statue covered in sheet metal, placed on the top of the tower which houses a clock that still works. Some say that it was a Neapolitan priest who decided to place a statue of Pulcinella there in the seventeenth century, while others maintain that it was chosen as a mask to represent the theatre. Undoubtedly, the statue of Pulcinella, which makes this clock unique in Italy, was placed on the tower after the church of Sant’Agostino was built of which the tower is a part.