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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 5 days ago

Very nice and beautifull place to visit. You can take a tour to visit Palazzo Bo and Anatomical Theatre. However, I did not found the staff of the the tour very friendly. Also it is too bad that you can only view the Anatomical Theatre...More

Thank Jasper L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend taking the hour-long guided tour, which is the only way to gain access to the world's first Anatomical Theatre and the Great Hall where Galileo had taught, among others. Get to the ticket office early as they take only 40 people per...More

Thank liv2luv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was a complete disappointment - completely disorganized! People crowded into a small room haphazardly waiting for tickets to go on sale. A lady, who appears to hate her job, showed up late, yelled at everyone to only give her the exact amount as...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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 31 July 2017

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 28 July 2017

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

3  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

3  Thank hutchss
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