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Piazza dei Signori

Address: Padua, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 82 Attractions in Padua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks

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Richmond, Virginia
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662 reviews 662 reviews
287 attraction reviews
553 helpful votes 553 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The clock and architecture are interesting, but certainly not unique. There are many more interesting places in town. Yet, this and many other lesser attractions combine to make Padua worth a visit.

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WI
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Visited the piazza in early evening-nice to see people strolling and enjoying the square. I would like to warn people that I was pick-pocketed on the 20 minute tram ride from the Santo stop to the Padua train station. I am vigilant in protecting my belongings but these thieves are professionals that do this on a daily basis. Please, beware!

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Ankara, Turkey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

There was a third class organic market in the Piazza when we visited on Sunday. So it was not possible to enjoy its natural beauty.

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Liverpool
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The clock in this square is one of the world's oldest, showing 24 hour time and via a rotating edge also the current sign of the zodiac. The edge plate only has 11 signs (scorpio uses double space), either because the builder used Egyptian astrology or because the city ran out of money and the builder took his revenge! The... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

loads of cafes on this square, crowded with students (it's a univeristy town) with numerous Gelaterias including at least two eco-friendly ones and a large astronomical clock on one of the towers.

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157 reviews 157 reviews
69 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a place you can not miss while visiting Padua, but make sure you do it by having dinner while having an outdoor dinner seating under the stars with the vibrant ambiance and delicious Italian food in the piazza itself!

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A beautiful square jammed with hungry tourists in the evening. Get there by 8 p.m. for a good table.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

In the morning it is full of market stalls and in the evening the piazza is full with tables and chairs of surrounding cafes. You can hardly appreciate the piazza.

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Bend, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

During the day it is great place to be to shop the surrounding business's. At night - have dinner in a wonderful café and then take a passagio around the square as you feast on the best Italian gelato ever!!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

In the summertime it is very nice to go for a late night drink here in the great piazza among the dozens of tables with hundreds and thousands of young people just chatting about. But don't come here for the food - it's nothing to write about and most places don't even serve it. Grab something to eat somewhere else... More 

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