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The Clock Tower in Padua

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Clock tower in Padua

 

                             THE CLOCK TOWER OF PADUA

The clock is a fifteenth-century remaking of the

original one built by Jacopo Dondi by the Clock, in

1344. The monumental prospectus in istrian stone of

the door was realized in 1532 by the architect

Giovanni Maria Falconetto. In the most external

crown in istrian stone of the great mechanical tower's

clock are graven the 24 hours in Roman figures. The

inside crown, in painted copper of blue, with gilded

stars, fixed, represents the immovable starry sky.

The following inside crowns, rotating instead for

pointing out the walk of the sun in the zodiac.

 

 

SOURCES :

http://www.astralis.it/padova_e.htm

 

Group leader: Luca P.

Working Group: Gabriele C. and Alessio A.

2nd form/A

School year 2004/2005

I.I.S. Carlo Urbani - Rome/Italy

Coordinator: Prof. Noemi Lusi

 

 

 

 

Website created by Prof. Noemi Lusi
2005
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To be used only for didactic purposes
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Website created by Prof. Noemi Lusi

2005-2008

Some online sources
Site to be used only for didactic purposes

Want to get in touch?
You can send me an e-mail at:
noemilusi@gmail.com