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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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  • Very nice and well kept, surely effect all the shops in the porch on both sides, gorgeous.
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  • Civil building, took place there jobs, at different points in the "Salon" at the same time, discovered by images painted on the walls. Representation of the zodiac signs, the seasons and the different economic activities. Impressive in size, and representative of the city's history.
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  • Huge living room and nice terrace. Screen information are interesting to be able to follow the fresco cycle and its symbolism.
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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...