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Torre dell'Orologio, Padua

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  • A wonderful building, well maintained and in very good shape. If you see it the first time, for example from the Piazza della Frutta, it is just breathtaking. Don't miss this superb building if you ar...  more »
  • Majestic Padua clock which features Piazza dei Signori, I appreciate it very much on time as an aperitif, when it stands behind the market stalls that until shortly after lunch in the square.
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  • Italy is an architectural lover's delight. Padua/Padova is no exception. The advantage is that it isn't as packed with tourists as, say...Venice (ugh!). The clock tower and piazza is worth a visit. Pl...  more »
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  • One of the nicest squares in Padova, great for hanging out with an aperitivo at night
  • Piazza dei Signori large and charming with the clock tower on the West side. To stop sitting on steps and observe calmly days and evenings. On Saturdays and Sundays quiet almost from another era.
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  • Wonderful historic building that stands in one of the most beautiful squares in Padua. The astronomical clock with time and 11 zodiac signs, the missing (the scale) can be found at the base of the plume a few metres in front of the tower.
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  • The famous clock tower of Padua on Admiralty building. the unique astronomical clock, like the Venetian, show time, day of week, month, moon phase and zodiac sign. According to legend, the master installed instead of the constellation Lyra claws Scorpion to take revenge on the customer for non-payment of work tower was built by the architect Jacopo Dondi clock in 1344 and initially served as served as the eastern city gate clock was recently renovated for the amount of EUR 50000.
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  • I stopped to wait to change the time to see how I changed the numbers, I liked the show =)
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Where to stay in Padua

A convenient base for trips to and from Venice and the surrounding countryside, Padua is packed with good-value hostels and B&Bs, minutes away from the city's main tourist sites. Offering more than just simple comfort and good food, centrally located hotel chains boast numerous modern amenities, such as fitness centers. Another option in the heart of town, self-catering apartments offer secure parking and access to private yards, ideal for summer parties and quiet dinners.
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