Guided tours in Padua

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Travel Tips for visiting Padua

During your trip to Padua, Italy, you should take the time to check out some of the guided tours and excursions that the city offers. Some of these include the Scrovegni Chapel, the Botanical Garden, and the Piazza delle Erbe.

Piazza delle Erbe

Located in the Veneto region, Padua has a lot to offer visitors. Its history is fascinating and its architecture is beautiful. In addition to Padua's famous attractions, the city also has numerous museums that shed light on the city's history. Visiting Padua is not only affordable but also easy. Visitors can choose to take guided tours to see more of the city.

Piazza delle Erbe

Padua's morning market is one of the city's must-see attractions. The market is filled with cafes and restaurants that sell fresh produce, clothing and antiques. The market is also home to Padova's famous Mercato del Sottosalone, which has been running for over 800 years.

Palazzo della Ragione is the city's medieval town hall. The building is also known as Il Salone and is filled with hundreds of frescoes. Its ground floor is taken by some of the best butchers and bakeries in the city. The upper floor has a frescoed loggia.

Palazzo Bo is the University of Padua's historic seat. Its portico is covered with the crests of past students. Palazzo Bo can only be visited on a guided tour.

Scrovegni Chapel

Located in Padua, Italy, the Scrovegni Chapel is an art treasure of the medieval period. Its remarkable frescoes were painted in the 14th century by Giotto. It is considered one of the greatest works of art in the history of Western art. The frescoes depict the life of Jesus in a series of episodes.

The chapel is located near an ancient Roman amphitheater. The chapel is part of Padua's Civic Museums. It is a short walk from the train station. It is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm. During these times, groups are allowed to enter the chapel one at a time for fifteen minute blocks.

The chapel is a small space. It features a vaulted ceiling with a deep blue starry sky. It also has 23 frescoes. They depict the birth of Jesus, his death and resurrection. The Life of Christ scenes run along the lower half of the side walls.

Giotto was hired to paint the chapel's interior. He was commissioned to depict a sequence of events in the life of Christ. He was also asked to paint a sequence of the Last Judgment.

Botanical Garden

Visiting the Botanical Garden in Padua is an extraordinary experience. It is a small but exceptional Italian masterpiece. The garden is located on the grounds of the University of Padua. The garden is divided into five botanical areas. These areas represent different habitats and provenances of plants. The garden is surrounded by a ring of water. It is a great place to visit especially during hot summer days.

Botanical Garden

There are guided tours of the Botanical Garden in Padua. The tour guides provide information about the history of the garden. They offer tours in English, French and Italian. Guided tours are available on weekdays and weekends. Tickets are required. Booking early is important to avoid disappointment.

The Garden is on permanent loan to the University of Padua. The university has been an important center of learning in Europe since 1222. The University owns a large part of the surrounding area. The University has a botanical garden and greenhouses. The University of Padua's management plan aims to preserve and valorize the garden. It includes a large library containing over 50,000 volumes of rare plants.

Caffee Pedrocchi

Located in Padua, Caffee Pedrocchi is one of Italy's oldest historic coffee houses. It was opened in 1831 by Antonio Pedrocchi. Today, the cafe is one of Padua's most iconic attractions. It's a perfect place to stop for a quick coffee. The cafe has themed rooms, and you can get a taste of its history through its museum.

Padua is an ideal base for exploring Italy. It's close to many towns and villages, and has an easy public transport network. It also offers visitors a vibrant food scene. You'll find plenty of great cafes and restaurants, as well as shops selling local products.

Padua has a number of museums that offer visitors an insight into the authentic Italian lifestyle. You can find artifacts from the area's medieval history, as well as modern art. If you're interested in religious art, you can visit the Diocesan Museum, which contains the world's most extensive collection of religious art.

Another Padua landmark is the Scrovegni Chapel. It's considered one of the best Italian Renaissance works, and it's painted by Florentine Giotto di Bondone.

The best things to do in Padua

When visiting Padua, it is important to explore the city's historic sites. These include Piazza delle Erbe, St. Antony's Basilica, and Musei Civici Eremitani. In addition, there are many other must-see attractions in the city. These attractions include the Oratory of St. George, the Duomo, and more.

Piazza delle Erbe

If you want to get a sense of the history of Padua, head to Piazza delle Erbe. There are several historic buildings that you can visit, including the famous ruins of Saint Anthony of Padua. These structures are stunning, with Romanesque exteriors and Byzantine domes. Inside, you will find beautiful frescoes and artworks. You can also check out the museum, which houses works by famous Italian artists.

St. Antony's Basilica

If you haven't been there yet, you really should. The city is home to the world's oldest academic botanical garden, Italy's largest square, and one of the oldest coffee houses in the country. It also has a Basilica dedicated to St. Antony of Padua, which contains some of the city's most valuable artwork.

St. Antony's Basilica

Musei Civici Eremitani

The Musei Civici Eremitani is a complex of museums located in Padua's Piazza Eremitani. The museum features an extensive collection of artwork from the Middle Ages and Modern Age, including works by Titian and Giotto. It is also home to an excellent archaeological collection.

Oratory of St. George

Built in 1376 as a free-standing structure, the Oratory of St. George in Padua was designed by Marquis Raimondino de' Lupi as a family funerary chapel. Its interior walls are covered with frescoes. Unfortunately, the frescoes of this oratory have suffered much damage over the centuries. The frescoes were whitewashed during the Napoleonic Wars, but were recently restored.

Sotto il Salone

Sotto il Salone in Padusia is the city's oldest covered food market. Originally, it sold vegetables and fruit in the Piazza delle Erbe. Today, the Piazza is still a market, serving as a general market. Visitors can browse and buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and fish. The area also features a salumeria on the ground floor.

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