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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Scrovegni Chapel and other Padua attractions using our handy Padua trip itinerary maker app.
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  • Covid-19 update: make sure to reserve your ticket(s) on-line. We visited on October 20 without reservation and were lucky to have only a 45 minute wait before entering. Also, the check-in procedure...  more »
  • I studied this in Art History, but nothing prepares you for the assault on your senses of the real thing. a good way. The Chapel has been renovated again recently, adding a...  more »
  • The Cappela della Scrovegni contains paintings by Giotto. These are the first painting depicting people in a natural way. This is the birth of the renaissance era and perhaps deserves a visit more...  more »
  • Hands down one of the best artistic experiences of my life. This timed visit showcases the frescoes with fantastic biblical narratives. I booked several visits on the same evening and was lucky enough to be the only visitor in the chapel for one of the sessions. What a gift!
  • This is a must go for anyone visiting the area. The chapel benefits from a rigorous conservation plan, that also allows visitors to enjoy the frescoes without any stress and crowd. The visit is well introduced by a nice multimedia area that is greatly informative and make the visit very interesting for kids. Great staff around!
  • Incredible place. Must see when visiting Padova. Stunning well preserved Fresco's from 1300. Must be booked at least a day prior.
  • Must see on a visit to Padova. Incredible frescoes by the Italian master Giotto, painfully restored and maintained for the posterity. I am almost convinced to buy another ticket to spend another 15 minutes before I leave the city. I bought a ticket for the "Giotto under the stars" slot, which take place after hours during the summer. Luckily, I was the only person during my 20 minute slot on a Wednesday night. It was a surreal experience. The audio guide is only useful if and when it works. I could somehow get it to work on one or two exhibit markers. Then I chose to quit the struggle and immerse myself in the art.
  • This is an absolute must if you visit Padua. Giotto's paintings changed the history of painting and are gorgeous. Their sheer ambition is breathtaking. Remember to pre-book.

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