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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  • I must say that it is not easy to the fruition of this masterpiece of Italian art! And it's not easy for two reasons: on the one hand you have to be informed about events that affect the story of Christ (represented in the frescoes) and on the other the time allowed for the visit is insufficient. Painted tiles are numerous and you do not have time to enjoy it fully, so ironically it would be advisable to book twice or even three. I say this because the reasons are many and, beyond the story of Jesus ' family, there are more strictly artistic aspects that are at least three. But let us see them up close! Giotto interprets the story of Christ with the help of a theologian of the time remaining portrayed in the frescoes with the Scrovegni Chapel, which is the client. Christ's man before God, and therefore all panes highlight his humanity before his divinity. And this is a break with the past! Second: Giotto in history by organising it visually organized which will eventually serve as a model in future centuries: This applies to the ' descent from the cross ' or ' flight into Egypt ' or the ' massacre of the innocents ' etc.. Giotto IE is already writing the history of painting, not only Italian, because a large number of artists will be inspired to him to represent key events in Christianity. Finally, as Dante Alighieri, Giotto is aware of doing something great, and then retracts; more precisely into the crowd of the blessed one's self portrait (and perhaps that of Dante), anticipating what will our great Renaissance. If this is not revolution!
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  • a real gem, with colors and details that you would like to be able to look long, while unfortunately the time allowed for the visit is very short.
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  • Built by Enrico scrovegni that to rehabilitate the memory of padre Reginaldo, described by Dante in the Divine Comedy as a moneylender. Was frescoed by Giotto, who with his work describes the life of Christ. Beautiful starry sky on the ceiling. Sin can stay within only 15 minutes, deserves more time.
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  • They call it the birthplace of Renaissance art for a reason. The walls inside are covered by Giotto's stunning frescos where for the first time in Western art the Gods and people show real emotion. They cry, they love. One of the great masterpieces which can rank at the very top alongside Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Be sure to book viewing slots well in advance.
  • Visiting the Scorovegni Chapel was a complete cultural revival, as it is one of the greatest masterpieces of the Western World. The Chapel truly is a cultural temple of Giotto. His exquisitely detailed and powerful artwork is truly overwhelming and mesmerising. This wonderful sensation of the fulfillment of mind and soul can exclusively be experienced by visiting the Chapel and carefully immersing yourself in this art shrine. Furthermore, the tickets must be bought in advance as the staff allow only about 20/25 people in the Chapel. In addition, there is always a specific time frame provided which must be followed, as they expect your arrival to be timed accordingly. Once you are inside the Chapel the group is allowed to observe and walk around the area for about 25 minutes, thus one must make the most of those 25 minutes.
  • Fabulous frescos by an imprtant Italian painter. Very well organised tour. Watch video for 15 mins about the chapel & frescos, then spend 15 mins inside viewing the beautiful frescos. The ticket also includes access to a museum with lots of local antique art and artifacts. Well worth price of the ticket which can be prepurchased on line as all visits are timed.
  • A little version of the Sistine Chapel. Quite beautiful but make sure to book ahead of your trip!
  • Amazing Chapel, the art inside this church is remarkable, reminds me of Sistine chapel but on a smaller scale. A must see if in Padov
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