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Scrovegni Chapel, Padua

(4.6/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Visited with a guide I had the honour of attending as the sun lit up the Saints represented in the walls
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  • A gem of great historical and artistic value. Small church., inside an incredible sequence of religious tales, frescoed by Giotto. To encourage the replacement of the tourists who can log into it (25persone) the time allowed to visit and only 15 minutes. To be able to "read" all the frescoes and painted them a little more time would be more appropriate.
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  • Essential. The reservation is mandatory. Inside is can be only 20 minutes and one has that be very punctual with the time of the booking.
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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