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INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova

Vicolo Dell'Osservatorio 5, 35122, Padua, Italy
+39 049 829 3449
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Highest accessible in Padova

The tour is really worth it as it show cases the history of the astronomy but also the history of... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Sydney, Australia
A piece of quality

As some other reviewers have said the tour is in Italian. However, the ladies who run it have a... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
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Vicolo Dell'Osservatorio 5, 35122, Padua, Italy
+39 049 829 3449
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

The tour is really worth it as it show cases the history of the astronomy but also the history of Padova. The history of the tower goes beyond the observatory, where it was originally a prison. Also the 360 deg views from the top is...More

Thank gds199
Reviewed 24 May 2016

As some other reviewers have said the tour is in Italian. However, the ladies who run it have a English crib sheet they will lend you, and their enthusiasm is infectious. Many wonderful exhibits and great views from the top of the tower. A real...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Rarely open, 4pm on Saturdays & Sundays, we've struggled to get into here for a while. The guided tour leaves at 4pm promptly and you need to buy tickets from the nearby Oratorio S Michaele. Max 30 people per tour. The tour is only in...More

Thank APClith
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

This place seems to be in a fairy tale, not far from the center, reachable with an hour walk from the train station. There is the astronomy universities. Beautiful canals.

Thank Onlygoodfoods
Reviewed 15 December 2015

History and science: this place is the synthesis of Padua. From the top, the most beautiful city views.

Thank J A P
Reviewed 12 December 2015

This place is called "La Specola" and it is one of the most ancient telescope of the world. Look! People tell that Galileo Galilei used this telescope when he was writing "Sidereus Nuncius", his masterpiece! Unfortunately when we arrived it was closed because it was...More

1  Thank GourmetPellegrino
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The highest reachable point in the city. From the top of the XIII century tower you will see Padova in an unfamiliar but breathtaking way. You'll se all the secret gardens surrounded by the walls of medieval palaces, the towering and unexpected dome of Duomo,...More

1  Thank Peregrino_65
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Placed in a back road in the center of Padova it is towering the canal nearby and the place remembers some Paris landscapes of the Sein river. The surrounding itself is a gorgeous place to walk and discover old palaces, ancient houses and little churches...More

2  Thank KITER57
Reviewed 19 April 2017
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Stefania M
Gent.mo staff, sono una mamma di una bimba di tre anni e mezzo. Il museo è fattibile per bimbi di questa fascia di età? Il museo aderisce alle domeniche gratuite nazionali di accesso? Orari di apertura e chiusura nel weekend? Ringraziando per la cortese attenzione e collaborazione, porgo distinti saluti.
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Response from Valentina G | Reviewed this property |
Gentile Sig.ra, a mio parere di utente, credo sia meglio attendere un paio di anni prima di portare la sua bimba alla visita del museo. Ci sono alcuni momenti di divulgazione "frontale" che potrebbero rivelarsi impegnativi... More
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