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Scrovegni Chapel, Padua
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In the historic city of Padua, the 14th-century Scrovegni Chapel features one of the most important works of western art in Italy, the fresco cycle by Giotto. Covering the interior walls of the church, Giotto's frescoes narrate the lives of the Virgin Mary and Jesus. Wander through the church to admire the intricate detail of the frescoes, while your guide reveals details of the site's history. Book your tour online in advance; a limited number of people are admitted each day. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Scrovegni Chapel and many more Padua attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Padua trip itinerary builder.
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  • It is a unique experience because they do not believe there is something else. The visit is organized, and even the weather inside is enough as long as you come prepared (recommend arriving early and watch the movie in the media room). Giotto was a genius!
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  • Undoubtedly a masterpiece! Worth going to Padua just to see this Chapel. The time to enjoy this opera isn't much but at least visiting groups consist of an appropriate group of people.
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  • All the art in a few square meters. A mix of art, history and charm. Excellent organization for visits. All perfectly timed. Notice: see Betake visit Padua in advance x necessarily and previous reservation required.
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  • A masterpiece of painting, maybe one of the best of all time. There is a specific procedure to visit the Capella to protect the place against overcrowding which makes reservation of visit necessary. Also visit the other museums in the area as accessible via same ticket. Recommended +++.
  • One of the most beautiful places I have seen. Impressive , a must see. It is best to book in advance online and arrive 15 min earlier before the time schedule. You must leave all the bags in the lockers at the reception in order to go inside
  • The frescoes are amazing, you really must see them. You have to order the tickets beforehand and visit the chapel at the time that you have selected. Once you arrive there on time, you have to wait for 15 minutes in a waiting room that has a specific climate and then you can enter the chapel for 15 minutes. If you can try to book a time when there will be less people. We visited the chapel in the evening and there were only 8 of us in the chapel, which meant that we could really enjoy the frescos. Otherwise it can get quite crowded.
  • WOW. Absolutely stunning and they are doing a great job of ensuring it survives for future generations. Photos are allowed and the chapel is very well lit so you can see the frescoes, unlike so many churches! The time you have to be at the chapel is clearly shown on the ticket, so not sure how others could miss it??
  • While searching for things to do in Padova, the Scrovegni Chapel came up and I decided to visit based on the great reviews. Conclusion: totally worth it! I was blown away by the frescoes. If you only have one day in Padova make sure to stop at the Scrovegni Chapel