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University of Padova

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Address: via 8 Febbraio, 2, 35122, Padua, Italy
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very interesting and beautiful. smaller than i imagined.

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... read more

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Benicia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 sold. The tour guide arrived to first sell tickets asking patrons for exact change, and... More 

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Padova
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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. Some other parts are very recent and not even interesting. I have visited many universities... More 

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 so impressive. as others have mentioned, the anatomy hall is way smaller than i imagined.... More 

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Adelaide
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 to how the University was formed and then took us to the famed permanent medical... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Who would guess you could see the podium Gallileo lectured from. The anatomical theater was true treat to visit (as an MD). William Harvey (circulatory fame) studied here. A true privilege to visit

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Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It was founded in september 1222. Galileo Galilei taught here mathematics between 1592 and 1610. Nicolaus Copernicus, Giacomo Casanova, Giuseppe Veronese, Sir Francis Walsingham (spymaster for Queen Elizabeth I) and many others have attended this University. The university houses the oldest surviving permanent anatomical theatre in Europe, dating from 1595. Palazzo del Bo is the old medieval headquarters and was... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The hotel staff recommended the bi-lingual tour. And it was very worthwhile. Visiting the historic building and learning about the background of the second oldest university in Italy was fascinating.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Very unassuming on the outside, this university dates back to the 1100s and prides itself on Galileo's fame as his anatomy studio occupies the center area. Studded all-over with the coats of arms or the regalia of its graduates since the Middle Ages, it displays a splendid Great Hall (Aula Magna) that should be visited for the amazing variety of... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

So impressive and beautiful, especially the courtyard. It felt like a fairytale or some magical school :) Definitely worth the time!

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Thank Russalia K
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Whole city and university has lots of historic buildings. Padua is a pedesterian and bike city. University building is amazing.its name is Palazzo del bo

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