The Scrovegni Chapel, a masterpiece in the history of painting in Italy and Europe in the 14th century that is considered to be the most complete series of frescoes executed by Giotto, who completed the frescoes in the Chapel at the beginning of 1305.
The Scrovegni Chapel. Located in the historic center of Padua, with dimensions not so large but rich in frescoes from the early 14th century .. all made by Giotto. Giotto spread the frescoes over the entire surface, organized in four bands where the panels are composed with the true stories of the…
Padua's version of the Sistine Chapel, the Cappella degli Scrovegni houses one of Italy's great Renaissance masterpieces – a striking cycle of Giotto frescoes. Dante, da Vinci and Vasari all honour Giotto as the artist who ended the Dark Ages with these 1303–05 paintings, whose humanistic depiction…
“It is a beautiful basilica in honor of St. Anthony. It is breathtaking and will be a truly memorable experience. At the entrance there is a guide indicating explanations of the main points. A shop sells souvenirs and, next, there is a multimedia room with the life story of St. Anthony.”
“The Palazzo della Ragione was the ancient seat of the city courts of Padua. It was erected starting from 1218 and raised in 1306 by Giovanni degli Eremitani who gave it the characteristic cover in the shape of an upturned ship hull. The upper floor is occupied by the largest hanging room in the world, called "Salone" (measuring 81 meters by 27 and has a height of 27 meters) with a wooden ship's hull ceiling. It is part of the Palazzo Comunale of Padua.”
“The botanical garden of Padua, founded in 1545, is the oldest botanical garden in the world !! Located in the very center of Padua, a few steps from the Basilica of St. Anthony, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. A wonder not to be missed !!!”
“Taste the Caffé Pedrocchi: € 5 each but it's a unique Coffee with mint. A must taste in Padova”