Ita flag
calci Calci (PISA)
viareggio Viareggio (LUCCA)
riva trigoso Riva Trigoso (GENOVA)
lido Lido di Camaiore (LUCCA)
follonica Follonica (GROSSETO)
sanremo Sanremo (IMPERIA)
sestri levante 1 Sestri Levante 1 (GENOVA)
sestri levante 2 Sestri Levante 2 (GENOVA)
sestri levante 3 Sestri Levante 3 (GENOVA)
cecina Cecina (LIVORNO)

Sundial in Lido di Camaiore (Lucca)
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Latitude 43° 53' 36" N - Longitude 10° 13' 12" E
This analemmatic horizontal sundial spreads over an area of about 170 square meters in a wonderful position on the promenade pier at the mouth of the sea at Lido di Camaiore. The seventeen hour points, from four to twenty, are arranged on an elliptical line; in the central part, the scale of the dates placed on the meridian South/North line indicates: the first day of each month, Summer and Winter solstice and Spring and Autumn equinoxes, respectively symbolized by an ear of corn, a cloud with lightning, a swallow and a leaf. The time is read from the dial by noting where the shadow cast by a person placed with the feet together on the scale of dates and preferably rigidly raising a hand, crosses hour points. A fine mixture of colours characterizes this large sundial made of a base in polished marble chips (Venetian technique) in which the various elements made with coloured marbles are embedded with the Palladian technique. Analemmatic sundials are perfect as large mathematical sculptures.