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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  • I lauretao here, I now believe that only a few can graduate in the ancient salt inlet side chains that toria dis charges outside City Hall to be clear, came from us young doctors jump with the famous soccer sol amrolia (BA) of the audience is to see
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  • Place that you must see when visiting in the area. This is not a knock, but you have to keep in mind who's studied!
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  • I have visited several times the palazzo del Bo and found it very interesting. Affascinanantela the main hall with the "Chair" of Galileo Galilei and the theatre of anatomy. Accurate information from the guides. Visit time content, so heavy. We understand how important the University as an institution is to Padua.
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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".
  • Beautiful place. A must to visit. Even only patio is worth seeing.
  • Do they even answer the phone?
  • Amazing to learn that this is practically wear modern medicine started, take the time for the university tour, they have a great guided tour (and you can only get in like this), definitely worth the time and it's only 5 euros.

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A convenient base for trips to and from Venice and the surrounding countryside, Padua is packed with good-value hostels and B&Bs, minutes away from the city's main tourist sites. Offering more than just simple comfort and good food, centrally located hotel chains boast numerous modern amenities, such as fitness centers. Another option in the heart of town, self-catering apartments offer secure parking and access to private yards, ideal for summer parties and quiet dinners.
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