15/27.- Padua, Piazza della
We are now in the 'Piazza della Frutta'. In front of us is the
'Palazzo della Ragione' (The regions Palace). This building
has its origins in 1218, when the city of Padua constructed it because
it needed a building for its court. In 1306 a new floor, the arcade
and the ceiling were added. Unluckily the original decoration of the
building (by Giotto) was destroyed in a fire in 1420.
At the other side of this building theres another square:
'Piazza delle Erbe', which we will visit later. Now we will take a
look at the 'Torre dellOrologio'.