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Meridiana Monumentale del Palazzo della Ragione

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A fascinating item which you will stumble upon as you reel from Cathedral and Basilica and try to... read more

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This is not so obvious what is meaning of the white lines under the porch of the Palazzo della... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating item which you will stumble upon as you reel from Cathedral and Basilica and try to catch your breath after all that beauty. The lines run across the floor and you wonder what is this? It is a very clever 'flow-chart' showing Meridians,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EDimond1
Reviewed 25 November 2018

This is not so obvious what is meaning of the white lines under the porch of the Palazzo della Ragione. If you ask, you will always find some locals, who can explain what is it, and how it works. Very interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 545medva
Reviewed 29 October 2018

While you walk under the Palazzo della Ragione in Bergamo you may miss this solar calendar on the floor. It has a shape of an elongated "8" and several captions indicating the months and season. The panel with a hole through which the ray of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Francescodafco
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Bywood
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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