"Giotto’s Scrovegni Chapel and Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles" - UNESCO World Heritage
The Scrovegni Chapel houses one of the most outstanding masterpieces of figurative art of all time, the complete fresco cycle created by Giotto
PaduaChurch of the Eremitani
The church, partially destroyed in 1944, preserves the remains of the splendid frescoes painted by Guariento and Andrea Mantegna
PaduaPalazzo della Ragione
A true miracle of architectural audacity and an impressive collection of fourteenth-century mural paintings, the only secular and civil commission executed by Giotto in Padua
The masterwork by Giusto de' Menabuoi, the frescoes are inspired by scenes from the Old and New Testaments, which culminates in the splendid image of Christ in Paradise
PaduaChapel of the Palazzo Carrarese
The Chapel with its frescoes painted by Guariento is a fantastic testimony of the splendor of what used to be the Carrara Palace
PaduaOratory of Saint Michael
A historical church decorated by Jacopo da Verona with frescoes inspired by the Gospels, episodes from daily life, and portraits of leading figures of fourteenth-century Padua
PaduaOratory of Saint George
An aristocratic family mausoleum decorated by Altichiero da Zevio with frescoes depicting scenes from the Life of Christ and of Saint George
PaduaBasilica of Saint Anthony
One of the most famous and visited sanctuaries in the world and a testament of art decorated by Giotto, Giusto de' Menabuoi, Altichiero da Zevio, and Jacopo Avanzi
PaduaEremitani Civic Museums
The most important Paduan complex of museums features the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Medieval and Modern Art in a charming former convent.
Part of the Eremitani Civic Museums complex, the palazzo houses the Museum of Applied and Decorative Arts and the Bottacin Museum in its rooms.
PaduaLa Specola, the astronomical observatory
La Specola has been the astronomical observatory of Padua since 1765, built in the tower of Castelvecchio, the ancient castle of the city and the pride of medieval Padua.
PaduaBotanical Garden of Padua
The oldest Heritage Garden in the world, home to over 6,000 different plant specimens and the futuristic Garden of Biodiversity
PaduaTreves De' Bonfili Garden
The Giardino Treves de' Bonfili is one of Padua’s most renowned historical gardens, a hidden jewel of architectural and landscape creation by Giuseppe Jappelli.
PaduaThe Roman Arena and the Arena Gardens
The Roman Arena of Padua was an amphitheatre used for gladiator games in the ancient Patavium. The Arena ruins are now part of the Giardini dell'Arena park.
PaduaPrato della Valle
Prato della Valle in Padua is one of the most spectacular squares in the world and, with its 90,000 square meters, is one of the largest in Europe.
PaduaThe Market of Palazzo della Ragione
The Palazzo della Ragione, built in the Middle Ages as the seat of the city courts, still hosts on the ground floor one of the oldest European markets
PaduaPiazza delle Erbe
Piazza delle Erbe, one of the two squares that embrace the Palazzo della Ragione, is the temple of the Spritz cult and one of the most popular socializing places in Padua.
PaduaPiazza della Frutta
Piazza della Frutta, once called Piazza del Peronio, has been the commercial heart of Padua for centuries.
PaduaPiazza dei Signori
Piazza dei Signori is an elegant open square surrounded by monumental works, fulfilling the role of the grand living room of Padua.
Caffè Pedrocchi, one of the symbols of modern Padua, a café with historical prominence recognized for its coffee and good food
The Palazzo del Bo in Padua is a fifteenth-century complex and the historic seat of the University of Padua, one of the oldest universities in the world.
PaduaThe Astronomical Clock Tower
Torre dell'Orologio is a medieval clock tower which rises between the Piazza del Capitaniato and Piazza dei Signori, representing one of the symbols of the Carrarese era in Padua.
Palazzo Moroni, the usual name for the Municipal Buildings, is a complex of buildings in the city’s heart that house the offices of the Municipality of Padua.
PaduaThe Council Loggia
The Council Loggia, also called Loggia of Gran Guardia, is an elegant building built on a 1496 project by Annibale Maggi da Bassano to accommodate the city council following the fire that damaged the Palazzo della Ragione in 1420.
PaduaThe Cathedral of Padua
Piazza Duomo, one of the squares in the heart of Padua, is characterized by the silhouettes of the Cathedral standing between the Episcopal palace and the Baptistery
PaduaThe Monastery of Saint Anthony
Once the humble dwelling of Saint Anthony, the Friary developed over the centuries into the five splendid cloisters located on the southern side of the Basilica.
PaduaBasilica of Santa Giustina
The Paduan Basilica is one of the largest churches in the Christian world and one of the greatest masterpieces of Renaissance architecture.
PaduaChurch of Santa Sofia
The oldest church in Padua, dedicated to Saint Sophia, was the original cathedral of Padua, built in the twelfth century on the site of a previous pagan temple.
PaduaChurch of San Canziano
Just off the Piazza delle Erbe square on the southeast, in Via San Canziano, is a beautiful namesake church of medieval origins.
PaduaTomb of Antenor
The Tomb of Antenor is a monumental medieval shrine built to hold the sarcophagus of Antenor, a legendary Trojan prince who founded Padua.
PaduaThe Altinate San Gaetano Cultural Centre
The Altinate San Gaetano is the splendid cultural centre of Padua, designed to promote and disseminate culture in all its forms.