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Meridiana Monumentale del Palazzo della Ragione

Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo, Italy
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Nice piece of history

Nice Sun Months calendar, very interesting construction. take the opportunity to get explaination... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Francesco c
Interesting

We happened to stumble across this solar timepiece in the middle of the upper city. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Bywood
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Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo, Italy
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Nice Sun Months calendar, very interesting construction. take the opportunity to get explaination from some Tourist guide becuuse it is really interesting

Thank Francesco c
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We happened to stumble across this solar timepiece in the middle of the upper city. Unfortunately we could not find any explanation as to what it was or how it worked. Always something interesting to discover as you travel throughout Europe.

Thank Bywood
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

solar time marking meridiana sited in the porch substructure of Palazzo della Ragione in Bergamo high town, facing the Santa Maria Maggiore catedral rime measuring on the floor made of white stone, where the sun ray is projected through a device suspended to the porch...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

In August 2017 the sun didn't align with the meridian until after 1:15 pm but we were around since 12noon and kept an eye on the movement of the shadow. There is quite a helpful bilingual explanation near the meridian. Also, occasionally you may hear...More

Thank ReginaD25
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

In the colonnade opposite the cathedral in Bergamo is a meridian line. The central line is marked with the dates and months of the year, there are two lines fanning out which indicate 15 minutes before midday and 15 minutes after midday. Between these two...More

1  Thank ACL3112
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Or astronomers, geographers, etc. If you know what you're seeing and why, it has some minor interest. Really just an inset on the pavement.

Thank Bart C
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

The sun shines through between 12 and 12.15 every day and hits the spot on both the Gregorian and zodiac calendars. worth seeing.

1  Thank Kerry_Marsh
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Try and time you trip so you reach this destination at about 1:00 pm local time and you will get to see this sun calendar in action. This is a very different and unique experience.

1  Thank baarbwyre57
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

This solar callendar is fun to check out. Especially for Idiana Jones fans it can be rewarding to wait till noon (or one during daylight saving time) to check where the ray of light falls.

Thank Magda M
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We have been here two days and on both occasions it has been cloudy and therefore we have not seen this work we have one more day to go I will pop over to see if it finally works and if it is really worth...More

1  Thank Gerard m
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