- The Scrovegni Chapel
- Piazza dei Frutti, Piazza delle Erbe & Palazzo della Ragione
- Piazza dei Signori, Palazzo Bo-Padua University
- Caffè Pedrocchi
- St Anthony’s Basilica (Il Santo)
- Botanic Garden
ART & SCIENCE IN PADUA
Art & Science in Padua provides an overview of the most representative city highlights, especially the Medieval Age ones, and a pleasant walk through the pedestrian area, where locals shop and stroll every day.
After meeting your guide at the Train Station, we walk to the Scrovegni Chapel, also referred as the Arena Chapel due to the ancient Roman amphitheater once built there.
In 1303 the donor Enrico Scrovegni commissioned the Tuscan painter Giotto a cycle of frescos that are landmarks in the history of Western painting.
The chapel was built in memory of Reginaldo, Enrico’s father, who was included by Dante in the Circle of Usurers!
Quite remarkable is the “Last Judgment” where Enrico himself appears in the composition presenting a model of the chapel to the Virgin Mary.
The setting of this scene become a model for Michelangelo’s “Last Judgment” for the Sistine chapel.
The nearby church of the Eremitani, started in 1276, contains a gorgeous ship-keel wooden ceiling designed by Fra’ Giovanni, and many funerary monuments.
The sanctuary was seriously damaged by a 1944 bombing, and the long restoration works were able to recover the vibrant Andrea Mantegna frescos in the Cappella Ovetari and the ones by Guariento -14th century- in the presbytery area.
As Art & Science in Padua approaches the heart of Medieval Padua, we come across narrow streets lined with brick buildings leading to the commercial and former political city centre, with the two major Squares, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta.
- This tour lasts four hours and costs 385 euros, only for private parties (up to six people)
- Museum fees per person are not included on the cost of the tour.
- In the afternoon it is possible to extend the tour to Praglia Abbey and to Arqua’ Petrarca on the Euganean Hills.
- No sleeveless, no shorts.
- Short sleeves and knee high garments are ok!