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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  • First: Book! Don't be hopeful of finding tickets because you strongly not to find anything. I would also add to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to admission: you, in fact, pick up tickets and then lay the bags (you'll have to wait a little bit due to the large influx of visitors). You reach the chapel within 5 minutes the time of your visit. Just take your time, we will open the small installation beside the chapel where you will see your movies very exhaustive. These tell the story of the Chapel and tell the cycle of frescoes on the walls. Just finished, you can get into the chapel for up to 20 minutes. During this time, observed the frescos found DataTips from videos, affascinatevi before the great skill of Giotto. Take pictures (no flash) and then exits, looking back at what magnificence you have had the opportunity to see (opened to the public recently given the severe deterioration of the frescoes). With the card you will see the museo civico degli Eremitani, Palazzo Zuckerman. Visit not to be missed!
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  • Don't miss it for any reason of your visit to this masterpiece. Impossible to remain indifferent to such a wonder. Remember to book, otherwise you will hardly get in.
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  • Amazing! 15 minutes is not enough time. But it is what you get. We walked in at 6 pm on a Monday. Possibly it was a holiday of which we were not aware because the hours posted showed Monday to be closed except for holidays. Like others, we bought our tickets from someone who was almost combative. Comparatively small if you are thinking an Italian cathedral. This is simply a chapel. Photos are allowed. I would expect that this is deservedly the number one thing to see or do in Padova.
  • This is one of the first examples of the Renaissance. In order to enter, a prior reservation is required on the internet, and before the entrance is waiting 15 minutes in the air-conditioned room. Staying in Chapel is 15 minutes too. The frescoes painted by Giotto are impressive.
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