Nocturne in Val d'Orcia (Siena, Tuscany, Italy) The light of the moon illuminates the gentle contours of the hills eroded by wind and weather. … And the cypresses are watching, in silence, for fear of disturbing the quietness and the rest of Nature!
The Specola (Observatory) is the seat of the ancient astronomical observatory of the University of Padua: is placed on top of the Torlonga tower, the larger of the two towers of the ancient Castle of Padua. It is 49.59 m high.
Galileo Galilei had the chair of mathematics at Padua University and here he remained for more than a decade. In Padua invented and built the first telescope with which wrote the first treatise on the celestial sphere.