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Torre dell'Orologio, Padua

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  • View just outside on a sunny day, the Tower reigns in the great Plaza. Well worth a visit.
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  • One of the goodies Padua to see absolutely. The clock invites you to browse through its details with the upturned nose. Well worth a few minutes.
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  • After a long restoration, for a few years can admire this jewel of watch by visiting its interior thanks to the Abundance of Legambiente volunteers that make the tower is open on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The Tower dominates the Piazza dei Signori, is of medieval origin (opened in 1437) and made in Gothic style by Falconetto in 1531, with the addition of the monumental triumphal arch and friezes and statues in honor of doge Andrea Gritti. The astronomical clock is one of the oldest in the world and the first in the world built on a public building; designed by Jacopo Dondi in 1344, survived wars and fires up to the present day, although some mechanisms were overhauled and replaced with electric scooters, but the main body mechanic always remains that from the very beginning. Among the special features of this watch is among the signs of the Zodiac, Libra is missing, as they relate to the Zodiac constellations Scorpius where pre-romano and balance were combined into one by the claws of the latter; the Bell beats anytime: (the so-called "bang") and after 5 minutes the "ribotto", which in ancient times indicated the deadline for complete listings of the square. A jewel to treasure to discover and visit!
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  • One of the nicest squares in Padova, great for hanging out with an aperitivo at night
  • Down the Piazza dei Signori stands majestically and fascinating "the clock tower". Note the astronomical clock, one of the few examples perfectly restored and working in Italy.
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  • Beautiful astronomical clock. From here you can reach the palazzo del Capitano.
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  • Piazza dei Signori. One of the most beautiful squares of Padua, enriched by this wonderful watch.
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  • Located at the bottom of Piazza dei Signori, inserted in the Tower, you will see the first (most likely) astronomical clock made in Italy (in the mid-1400). Indicates hours, month, moon phases, and the course of the Sun through the zodiac signs ... but if you look at him without knowing it you can't imagine much engineering. Deserves at least a stop of admiration.
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