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What is a Campanile?

campanile (kamp*uh*neel*ee), alt: (kamp*uh*neel). Noun. A bell tower, usually freestanding. From campana (Italian), meaning "bell". The campanile located on KU's campus is a WWII memorial on the hill above Potter's Lake. It houses a carillon, a huge set of 53 bells that are played by striking large levers, somewhat like a piano. The bells chime every fifteen minutes from 7am to 9pm. Click here for more information.


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