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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.
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
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
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
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