Padova

Padua

Recommended
Padua
The Essential
Recommended
Close to Venice yet not entirely overshadowed by the Serenissima, Padua unfolds around a delightful medieval centre dotted with little squares and palaces. It is renowned for the Scrovegni family Chapel, adorned with frescoes by Giotto and the basilica of St Anthony, where the city's patron saint is buried. At sunset, scores of students invade the streets and cafés, a reminder of the prestigious intellectual and scientific history of this university city, one of the oldest of Europe.

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Scrovegni Chapel: frescoes by Giotto Scrovegni Chapel: frescoes by Giotto
Scrovegni Chapel: frescoes by Giotto
Around 1310 Giotto decorated the walls
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Basilica del Santo Basilica del Santo
Basilica del Santo
In Padua, St Anthony is "the Saint"
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Padua's Museo Diocesano
Padua's Museo Diocesano
Housed in Palazzo Vescovile, the museum
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Hermits' church
Hermits' church
Sadly greatly damaged by bombing in 1944
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Padua Baptistry
Padua Baptistry
Adjoining the cathedral, the 12C
Law Courts (Palazzo della Ragione) Law Courts (Palazzo della Ragione)
Law Courts (Palazzo della Ragione)
This building is located between the
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