Abano Terme – Day 2 – Part 2 – Sundials and Monuments

For those who do not want to walk, there is a shuttle that takes you from one end of the town to another.

Quinto Elemento was once a very popular pizzeria, but sadly, it is abandoned today.  The sign still catches one’s attention, though!

If one has the urge to pass the night away dancing, then, one should head over to Ra Stua, the town’s main nightclub.  Even though the sign is somewhat dated, and advertises a live orchestra to dance to, from what I could discern from the locals, it is a disco, complete with modern dance music.  So, save those ballroom gowns for another occasion, and put on your club clothes, before heading over there!

The Town Hall of Abano Terme is found at the end of Piazza Caduti.

Erected in Piazza Caduti in 1922, the Monumento ai Caduti is a monument that remembers those who lost their lives in both World Wars.

Piazza del Sole e della Pace, also known as Piazza della Meridiana, is home to one of the largest solar meridian clocks in all of Europe.  The clock is made of polychrome marble, and dates from 1996.  The large ceramic gnomon pays tribute to two great astronomers linked to the area: Pietro d’Abano and Galileo Galilei.  The gnomon is the work of the sculptor and ceramist Elio Schiavon, who was also from Abano.


Next up: We visit the Duomo di San Lorenzo and more, in Abano Terme!


Note: This blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations that may appear.  If you have enjoyed this post, please, check out our archives for more posts from Abano Terme, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!


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