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Meridiana Monumentale del Palazzo della Ragione

Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo, Italy
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In August 2017 the sun didn't align with the meridian until after 1:15 pm but we were around since... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Interesting .........

In the colonnade opposite the cathedral in Bergamo is a meridian line. The central line is marked... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
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Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo, Italy

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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

Thank ACL3112
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 31 May 2016

once upon a time, people had no smartphones, not even a swatch on their wrist, but they had a Meridian. this one is large and will tell you where the sun is, if you are lucky enough to have a sunny day.

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 19 May 2015

It is a most complete meridian giving you the time of the month over the whole year. Unfortunately it works only when the sun shines.

2  Thank Martino56
Reviewed 26 April 2015

The solar clock built in 1798 does not give the exact time today as over the years the earth's axis shifted - however, it is interesting to see how the sun penetrating a disk above the portico will show, roughly, the passage over the meridian...More

4  Thank ColleenCo
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