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Piazza dei Signori

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Address: Padua, Italy
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This square is breathtaking.

This square is breathtaking, especially in summer when bars have table outside. You have to stop for a spritz there at the sunset.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Padua, Italy
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Padua, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This square is breathtaking, especially in summer when bars have table outside. You have to stop for a spritz there at the sunset.

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Krakow, Poland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

In this place you will find a spirit of Padova. Before you will start visiting historical center of Padova it is good to read little about it:) Then you will be much moore satysfied while exploring Padova.

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Richmond, Virginia
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290 attraction reviews
566 helpful votes 566 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
80 helpful votes 80 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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69 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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