I visited the city of Padova and all what I knew was its university but I was impressed by all the architecture and impressive history. A must visit for anyone travelling to north Italy!
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I had wanted to visit the university where the great Galileo lectured for some time, but, alas, what a way to do it! Padua is the second oldest university in the world (1222 I think) but I presume one of their present courses is on...More
I really enjoyed our guided tour. Initially, I was surprised that this was included in our day trip to Padua but I am glad that it was. We had about an hour. It was disappointing that we could not take photos. The University is an...More
The tour was great, it was in both italian and english and took about 40 minutes. The rooms are amazing, the history is amazing.
We were told only the anatomical theatre was a available but as we were paying student prices, we figured we'd do it anyway. I felt a bit sorry for those paying full price, as there's no discount if the other sections of the tour aren't...More
On the day that we visited, only Anatomical theater was available, but this is the main attraction. The guide made a very long Italian language introduction, and let Italians in, while making a pretty short introduction in English, and then letting us in. The theater...More
This is truly a hidden gem in history (as is most of Padua). A group of students and faculty from the University of Bologna started Padua University in 1222 seeking academic freedom in law and theology (i.e. freedom from the church). Soon Medicine, mathematics and...More
Not worth the money. I was very disappointed that you were not allowed to go up inside the anatomic theater. When I questioned why we could not go up it was explained by the guide this was because even though it had been renovated people...More