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What to see in Italy Padua

What to see in Italy


Tourist attractions Padua

Padua, an Italian city known for hosting the University of Padua, one of the oldest universities in Europe, has been home to some of the most prominent scientists such as Galileo, Santorio, and William Harvey.

One of the most famous churches in the city is the Basilica of Saint Anthony, where visitors can see his relics. Other notable sites to explore include the Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the Church of the Hermits, the Church of Santa Sofia, and the Scrovegni Chapel, also known as the Arena Chapel, located on the site of the ancient Roman arena. The chapel was built by Enrico Scrovegni as a penance for his father's usury, and its interior walls are covered with magnificent and important frescoes by Giotto that detail the life of the Virgin Mary.


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