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Torre dell'Orologio, Padua

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  • 24-hour clock tower placed at the edge of the piazza dei Signori's very beautiful and interesting. The watch designed by David, may initially appear incomprehensible but then one understands that builds around 24 hours. The second hand make from one to twenty-four.
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  • Beautiful guided tours organized by Legambiente to Saturday morning, explaining the workings of the watch designed by David (almost unique in the world). You have to put yourself on the list to attend such visits, but the clock that dominates the square provides a wonderful experience.
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  • Located at the bottom of the Piazza del Signori, in front you'll notive a tower with astronomical clock. It was made in Italy in mid 1400... it ndicates hours, months, moon phases and the course of th...  read more »
  • One of the nicest squares in Padova, great for hanging out with an aperitivo at night
  • 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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  • One of the symbols of Padua highly recommended a visit to the mechanism must be booked at the nearby municipality Office
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  • Wonderful, a beautiful setting in Piazza dei Signori. Do free guided tours Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays mornings for max 10 persons.
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  • The "clock tower" Paduan dominates the Piazza dei Signori. The first construction dates back to the 14th century, but the Gothic-Renaissance style and the arc that characterize most were built between the 15th and 16th centuries. The arc by Giovanni Maria Falconetto is a reference to classical, and triumphal arches is distinguished by its ability to overcome the styles of the era of construction and herald the neo-classical taste. At the center of the building is the Astral clock. The original was by Jacopo Dondi, later destroyed by fire. Some parts, like the zodiac signs, were re-used from reused by Matthew Novello and Giovanni e Gian Pietro of Caldiere for the construction of the present. Among the signs of the Zodiac on the monumental dial overlooking the square, missing the sign of Libra. Such failure is due to the fact that the signs represented depend on the zodiacal constellations in which pre-Roman system of Scorpio and Libra were combined into one cell.
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