University of Padova, Padua

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At University of Padova, which dates back to 1222, you'll see the first permanent anatomical theater, as well as the classroom where Galileo Galilei lectured. The university is built around an ancient courtyard, recently restored to bring the historical frescoes back to their original vibrancy. Take the guided tour to get a sense of the site's rich history. A visit to University of Padova represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Padua trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Vale already worth going into back yards to see the magnificence of this University: backyards of 500 to those of the Fascist era (which are aspettacolari too). Pay attention to portals and contemporary works
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  • And always fascinating to visit the palazzo del Bò (University of Padua). Here it's been the greatest scientists, doctors and philosophers in the world (Galileo Galilei, William Harvey, Niccolò Copernico, Gianbattista Morgagni etc) and you can see where year studied and taught (from the Chair of Galileo at the anatomical Theatre). So it's a mandatory destination for those visiting Padova.
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  • It is situated in the historic centre of Padua University. Here is paid, each language-specific tours. Internal frescoes and decorated with coats of arms are fine.
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  • Beautiful building. Noted university. The place where Galileo thought. The begining of the modern medicine. The guided visit is a must and very informative one too
  • Read my story and avoid: this Uni is like cancer. Horrible and dreadful experience. I am a graduate student enrolled in a course that is offered jointly by both University of Padua and University of Venice. Apparently, even though I had been assured my study plan had been approved, it is nowhere to be found in Padua's learning management system. Some 5 months later I was informed it was up to me to communicate it to the other host Unviersity (what?!). This resulted in a second process of enrollment (so that now I have two e-mails, two student numbers, two study plans, etc.). Even so, my study plan is nowhere to be found. Now it's June and I would like to take some exams, but I am unable to do so. Consider I enrolled because of some bureaucratic requirements for teaching at high school (requirements I don't meet because I have lived in Australia for quite a long time). I spent 2000 € in fees but the most basic features (such as: ability to enrol in a subject and take the exam have not been implemented. After talking to other fellow students, it turned out student services don't read the e-mails they receive and hardly ever answer the phone. In fact, even the Uni call centre was unable to help and suggested me to include the word "URGENT" in the object of my e-mail, with the hope of catching their attention. So far, not even the reception of my e-mails has been acknowledged. I work 40 hrs a week and do not understand: if I do have the time to make a phone call, how comes an entire Facutly is unable to respond? We are 8 months into my course, for Heaven's sake... and my career depends on it. Never again. I don't even understand why, after so many years abroad, I allowed myself to be scammed by such an "Institution".
  • Well worth a visit! The tour is a bit short, but still worth it.
  • a beautiful old building
  • Beautiful place. A must to visit. Even only patio is worth seeing.
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