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Palazzo della Ragione, Padua
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Supported by stories of arches, the medieval town hall of Palazzo della Ragione contains one of the largest roofs unsupported by columns in Europe. Finished in 1219, the building contains 333 panels and three tiers of frescoes. The building also contains the Stone of Shame, where debtors were made to stand in their underwear and hit their bottom three times. There's also a wooden horse statue carved by Annibale Capodilista to be used in jousts. After admiring the impressive building and its art, visit several floors of food stalls within, as well as the food markets flanking the building outside. For Palazzo della Ragione and beyond, use our Padua holiday planner to get the most from your Padua vacation.
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  • Not to be missed for those who come to Padua. Exceptional and large lounge with a huge roof in the shape of a ship's hull place instead.
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  • Truly amazing huge salon with walls covered with frescoes, covered by a vaulted ceiling. All very well preserved.
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  • called the Salon by p x the great Hall on the first floor used as court hence the name RIGHT IN SENSE of JUSTICE on the ground floor, there is the covered market. The SALON seve was named after the enormous room on the upper level, with input from the Town Hall, the Hall presents a wide astrological cycle with the months and zodiac signs, a great calendar, the original nucleus of the Palace dates back to 1200, rebuilt after the fire of 1420
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  • The Palazzo della Ragione, also known as the Palladian Basilica, in honor of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, who designed around the existing building the famous lodges
  • Great hall! The entrance is very cheap.
  • It's just a old building shopping area
  • Impressive Palace on top of this, why not eat some fresh fruits from the nearby market?
  • Its just a mall...