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"Giotto’s Scrovegni Chapel and Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles" - UNESCO World Heritage

Scrovegni Chapel

Padua

Scrovegni Chapel

The Scrovegni Chapel houses one of the most outstanding masterpieces of figurative art of all time, the complete fresco cycle created by Giotto

Church of the Eremitani

Padua

Church of the Eremitani

The church, partially destroyed in 1944, preserves the remains of the splendid frescoes painted by Guariento and Andrea Mantegna

Palazzo della Ragione

Padua

Palazzo 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

Cathedral Baptistery

Padua

Cathedral Baptistery

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

Chapel of the Palazzo Carrarese

Padua

Chapel 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

Oratory of Saint Michael

Padua

Oratory 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

Oratory of Saint George

Padua

Oratory 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

Basilica of Saint Anthony

Padua

Basilica 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

Eremitani Civic Museums

Padua

Eremitani 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.

Palazzo Zuckermann

Padua

Palazzo Zuckermann

Part of the Eremitani Civic Museums complex, the palazzo houses the Museum of Applied and Decorative Arts and the Bottacin Museum in its rooms.

La Specola, the astronomical observatory

Padua

La 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.

Botanical Garden of Padua

Padua

Botanical Garden of Padua

The oldest Heritage Garden in the world, home to over 6,000 different plant specimens and the futuristic Garden of Biodiversity

Treves De' Bonfili Garden

Padua

Treves 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.

The Roman Arena and the Arena Gardens

Padua

The 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.

Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio

Galzignano Terme

Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio

The remarkable Baroque garden of Villa Barbarigo has been described as "The Small Versailles - The Pearl of the Euganean Hills"

Prato della Valle

Padua

Prato 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.

 The Market of Palazzo della Ragione

Padua

The 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

Piazza delle Erbe

Padua

Piazza 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.

Piazza della Frutta

Padua

Piazza della Frutta

Piazza della Frutta, once called Piazza del Peronio, has been the commercial heart of Padua for centuries.

Piazza dei Signori

Padua

Piazza dei Signori

Piazza dei Signori is an elegant open square surrounded by monumental works, fulfilling the role of the grand living room of Padua.

Piazza del Santo

Padua

Piazza del Santo

Piazza del Santo is a miniature citadel sheltered by the splendid masterpieces of the Oratory of Saint George and the Gattamelata statue.

Caffè Pedrocchi

Padua

Caffè Pedrocchi

Caffè Pedrocchi, one of the symbols of modern Padua, a café with historical prominence recognized for its coffee and good food

Palazzo Bo

Padua

Palazzo Bo

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.

The Astronomical Clock Tower

Padua

The 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

Padua

Palazzo Moroni

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.

The Council Loggia

Padua

The 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.

The Cathedral of Padua

Padua

The 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

The Monastery of Saint Anthony

Padua

The 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.

Basilica of Santa Giustina

Padua

Basilica 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.

Church of Santa Sofia

Padua

Church 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.

Church of San Canziano

Padua

Church 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.

Church of San Clemente

Padua

Church of San Clemente

The small Church of Saint Clement is a medieval building dating back to 1190. The church is attached on three sides to adjacent buildings in Piazza dei Signori.

Tomb of Antenor

Padua

Tomb 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.

The Altinate San Gaetano Cultural Centre

Padua

The 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.

Padua

Liston, the pedestrian street of Padua

In Padua, the pedestrian streets from the city centre are known as Liston, an area extending from Piazza Garibaldi all along to Prato della Valle.

The Saint's City
The Saint's City

Padua, the city of Saint Anthony, is a modern and lively city with a fusion of art, faith, well-being, and cultural tourism.