The Palazzo del Capitanio in Padua is located on the west side of the Piazza dei Signori. It is one of the most striking buildings on this square, with its central part taken up by the Torre dell’Orologio.Continue reading “Palazzo del Capitanio Padua”
The San Giorgio Oratorium is located on the Piazza del Santo in Padua. It was built to be the sepulchral tomb for the family of Marquis Raimondino dei Lupi di Soragna. The narrow building next to it is the Scoletta del Santo and contains a number of paintings by a young Tizian.Continue reading “San Giorgio Oratorium Padua, and Scoletta del Santo”
The Cathedral (Duomo) of Padua is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta. It is located between the Baptistery and the Palazzo Vescovile on the Piazza Duomo. Continue reading “Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral Padua”
Padua (Padova, in Italian) is located about 40km west of Venice in the north of Italy. It is the capital of the province of the same name and the second biggest town in the regione Veneto. There are several airports nearby and there are also many railway and bus connections.Continue reading “How to get to Padua”
The Baptistery of Padua is located next to the Cathedral of the city, on the Piazza del Duomo. It is dedicated to John the Baptist. The main point of interest of the building is a fresco cycle by Giusto de’ Manabuoi.
Address: Piazza Duomo, 14 – Padova. Phone: (+39) +39 049 656914. Opening hours: 10.00 till 18.00. Admission: 3 Euros (discount: 2 Euros).
History and description
The Battistero di San Giovanni is built in a late Romanesque-Lombard style. The building, which stands to the right of the Duomo, was originally meant to be a Mausoleum for the Carrarese family.
It was built towards the end of the 12th century. A reconstruction in 1260 gave it its present form. Dedication took place in 1281.Continue reading “Baptistery Padua”
The Sant’Andrea Church is located in the medieval part of Padua. The original church was built in the 12th century, but it underwent many reconstructions in the course of the centuries. It is best known for the “Monument of the Cat” in front of the church.Continue reading “Sant’Andrea Church Padua”