The Palazzo del Municipio of Trieste is located in Piazza Unità d'Italia overlooking the Gulf of Trieste. The Town Hall was built in the second half of the nineteenth century, when it was decided to completely redesign the square by positioning the town hall in front and other buildings on the sides. In order to create an open space on the sea the old buildings near the sea were demolished. The structure of the Palazzo del Municipio was designed by Giuseppe Bruni, a well-known architect from Trieste. A bell tower overlooks the palace and on it are placed two Moors, Micheze and Jacheze, who punctuate the weather every fifteen minutes.