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University of Padova

via 8 Febbraio, 2, 35122, Padua, Italy
+39 049 827 5111
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via 8 Febbraio, 2, 35122, Padua, Italy
+39 049 827 5111
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed this tour of historic University of Padova very much, though my companion found it rather boring. I suppose it is a question of interests, and mine are geared more towards science. We queued up for a long time to get a spot on...More

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unusual and interesting decor to pop your head into the inner courtyard and observe. Entry is free to this area. Remeber to look upwards and admire the pained ceilings after studying all the student plaques around the walls.

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They to catch a tour in your language - there aren't that many to choose from every day. It was fascinating to see Galileo's lectern and the anatomy theatre.

Thank Roni R
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is an opportunity to see one of the most important academic institutions in the history of European medicine, as well as the rough wood podium from which Galileo apparently taught. The anatomical theatre is particularly fascinating. At the end of the visit, there is...More

1  Thank Lee C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

In contrast to other recent reviews, we found this well organised. We went mid-week in June and were part of a tour of 16 people at 16:30 pm (max tour is 35-40). Toured the university senate house, the lectern that Galileo used to use, and...More

Thank robini
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The University of Padua … almost something of a pilgrimage to those interested in the Renaissance. Galileo worked here, and who wouldn’t want to walk in his footsteps!? Copernicus, Vesalius, William Harvey and even Francis Walsingham (Elizabeth I’s spymaster) all strolled through these hallowed portals...More

2  Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I have read previous reviews which were positive, but for me, this was one of the worst tours ever in my travels. There was a tour today at 2:30. Tickets (7€) do not go on sale until 15 minutes prior. Supposedly only 40 tickets were...More

2  Thank hutchss
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The university is not, as too many wrote, the second oldest university (in the western world): Bologna is 1st, followed by Oxford, Cambridge, and then Salamanca; Padova is "only" 5th. That said, the main building is not the original one, though it contains fantastic halls....More

1  Thank Flavio M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

we enjoyed visiting the university and seeing the palazzo bo, home of the medical and law schools. there was a graduation of law students the day we were there, so we were not permitted to see the great hall. the rest of the area was...More

Thank Sheri K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were interested in the history of this University and went on a guided tour. We were surprised where the University location for the tour was as essentially its very close to the main town square. Our tour guide gave a well balanced explanation as...More

1  Thank Pala49
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