Eight unique places, united in the Padova Urbs Picta project, which tell the story of 14th century Padua starting from an undisputed masterpiece like the frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel painted by Giotto.
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The starting point can only be the Scrovegni Chapel, the leading monument of the candidacy. The visit to the room that houses the best preserved fresco work by Giotto, universally considered his masterpiece, must
Moving towards the center of Padua, not without having made a stop at the famous
Not far away is the fifth stop: the Chapel of the Carrarese Palace in Via Accademia. Here you can admire the only part of the Carrarese Palace that has remained intact: the Loggia, built in 1343 and subsequently closed and transformed into a Chapel and frescoed between 1355 and 1360 by Guariento with scenes from the Old Testament.
A short and pleasant walk in the historic center then leads to our sixth stop: the Basilica and Convent of the Saint. A religious center frequented in all seasons by pilgrims whose construction began in 1232 to house the tomb of the Franciscan friar Antonio, who died in Padua in 1231. The Basilica is a jewel of 14th century painting with frescoes by Giotto, in the Chapel of the Madonna Mora, in the Chapel of Blessings and in the Chapter Room; by Giusto de
Also worth seeing are the beautiful cloisters, such as the one in the Antoniano Museum which houses,
On the Piazza del Santo there is also the Oratory of San Giorgio, our penultimate stop. Founded as a family funerary chapel of the Marquis Lupi di Soragna and finished in 1377,
Our tour in Urbis Picta ends in the Oratory of San Michele, a chapel built by the Paduan family de Bovi on the foundation of a sacred Lombard building destroyed by fire. Here you can admire the frescoes centered on the Marian cycle and the daily life in the city created in 1397 by Jacopo da Verona.