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Scrovegni Chapel, Padua

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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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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  • simply magnificent. Giotto in all its glory! Reservations required? very friendly and helpful. Absolutely worth visiting also the civic museums, included and keepers of exquisite paintings and amazing historical artifacts
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  • On a day trip to Padua. The Scrovegni Chapel is a must see. The number of daily visitors allowed is limited - probably not an issue in the Autumn but it may be in high tourist season so you may need t...  read more »
  • You must book in advance. If you arrive early they will not tell you that your ticket also allows you into an interesting museum over the road or there is a fascinating chuch next door - even if you a...  read more »
  • 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??
  • For me this is one of the must see locations in Italy if you are interested in their art. Giotto frescos are renovated and in perfect condition. Will take a bit of your time as every visitor must go through the special procedure to keep the place climate conditions suitable for the frescos.
  • This place is a must if you visit Padova, a very special church that people from all over the world come to see. It's a pity that the entrance is a little expensive, but then you can go to some museums for free around, which are not very interesting but whatever, the chapel is a nice visit.
  • This is the chapel with the frescoes by Giotto. It is worth the ticket price, especially if there is the guide. Don't miss it if you visit Padua.
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