Tour 2: the Palazzo della Ragione and the squares around it PDF Stampa E-mail
I-Padova, produced by SoundTouring®, is an innovative audio guide of the city of Padua, suitable for listening with MP3 players.
I-Padova accompanies visitors to discover Padua through five itineraries.

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TRACK 1
Are you under the arch called "Volto della Corda"? Have you downloaded or printed the map? Then start this track in your mp3 player and experience the SoundTouring way to sightseeing. The voice of Martin Esposito will give you all the instructions. The track ends at the center of "Piazza dei Frutti".

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TRACK 2
The second track starts from "Piazza dei Frutti" where the sellers of cheese used to stand in the middle age. Then you will visit "Piazza dei Signori" with its wonderful clock tower. There is a story about it...

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TRACK 3
From "Piazza dei Signori" the voice of Martin Esposito leads you back to the palace. This time you'll be able to admire its west side, almost entirely covered with different types of coats of arms. On that wall you can also read the name of the architect who in 1219 designed the "Salone": Pietro "Cozzo".

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TRACK 4
If the huge doors are open enter in the covered market under the "Salone". The musics and the sounds, together with the play, will give an idea of what this place looked like during the middle age. At that time, you'd better be very honest in selling and buying at the market. For those who were not, a strange kind of torture was always ready at the end of the corridor.

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TRACK 5
The fifth track invites you for a walk around "Piazza delle Erbe", accompanied by the sounds and the stories of the Palace throughout the centuries.

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TRACK 6
In this track you will observe "Piazza delle Erbe" from the terrace of the Palazzo. Besides you the image of Pietro d’Abano, the most important figure to know if you want to understand the meaning of the astrological frescoes of the inside. Finally, you will enter the enormous upstairs room.

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TRACK 7
The "Salone" was the tribunal of the communal Padova. There are many traces of this. In this track you will discover the most important of them.

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TRACK 8
The cycle of astrological frescoes of the "Salone" will have no secrets for you after experiencing this track.

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TRACK 9
Through the exit portal of the "Salone", down the stairs, the statue of the "old Padua" greets you as the tour ends.

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