Torre dell’Orologio, Padova
The clock tower is one of the symbols of this Venetian looking square is the San Marco’s Lion, which controls people’s movements from its column.The clock is one of the oldest in Italy. This clock shows hours , the planets’ and constellations’ positions.
You'll find this rather impressive structure in Piazza dei Signori.
The 'clock tower' dates from the early fifteenth century (1400s), making it older than the one in Venice's Piazza San Marco. A column with the lion of St Mark stands in front of the tower.
The astronomical clock is not the original one, which was made by one Jacopo Dondi in 1344, and later destroyed by fire. But it is a faithful reconstruction and very impressive anyway. It has been working again since 2010, after restorations.
The clock is surrounded by signs of the Zodiac except Libra. At the time the original clock was made the signs of Scorpio and Libra were combined.
This clock is one of the oldest in Italy.
It says the 24 hours, and the planets’ and constellations’ positions.