Admiral Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Via Vigonovese 90, Padua, Veneto, 35027, Italy
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Scovegni Chapel

by JHR

I will be in Italy in the last week of September/first week October. I will be staying near Desenzano, but have checked the Trenitalia website, and reckon that the 10:13am express train to Venice could get me to Padova in just over an hour.

My questions: I have been to the official Scrovegni(Arena) Chapel website, which seems to recommend pre-booking admission. But if I want to 'take things as they come' on holiday and not be committed to a strict timetable and spending money 'up front', 1) what are the chances of booking admission on the internet the day before I travel? or 2)getting in to the chapel after just turning up? 3) Are there any times of the day when its easier to get in? 4) Generally, how busy would the chapel be on, for example 2nd October? (or is it busy all year round?).

I can speak and understand Italian (and French and German)? Is it any easier to get in if you book yourself in to a non-English-speaking group? (This does actually happen at tourist sites in other parts of Europe)

Hoping someone can help...

Re: Scovegni Chapel

by yetist

You can try just showing up, one time I got right in, another time there were groups of school children waiting to go in and there were no tickets available until late that afternoon. The chapel does not seem to be as busy in the afternoon as in the morning. The tickets are timed, you go in with small groups. The chapel is in fragile condition so only small groups are allowed in and you can only stay 15 minutes. The place is incredible and well worth the visit. Read about the chapel and what you will see before you go so you don't waste the short time that you have. If I remember correctly Enrico Scrovegni was mentioned in Dante's Inferno.

Re: Scovegni Chapel

by oriettaIT

Hi, I have booked one day before in April with no problems but it is difficult to know. I suppose that the afternoon is less busy as school visit are normally during morning. I think that if you will stay in Padova only one day is better you prebook, they will give you a time when you have to be there and you can plan the rest of your visit according with this time. Before entering the Chapel you will see a video that explan the main facts, the video seem to be available only in Italian. I agree with Yetist about reading about the Chapel before coming in as the visit will be really in a short time.
The ticket you will pay include the possibility to visit the Padova museum and Palazzo Zuckerman, if you have spare time they both worth a visit.
Have a nice stay in my city, Orietta

Travel Tips for Padova

Warm, friendly people of Padova

by mapakettle

Basilica of St. can't wear shorts.

PLUS, the market squares:

Piazza Erbe for a selection of odds and ends, clothing, handbags, knick nacks etc., etc.
Piazza Frutta for the freshest assortment of fruits and vegetables, spices, and candy. If you're here in the fall, look for freshly roasted chestnuts, and buy the largest bag they offer, or you'll just have to backtrack to purchase more later. (wonderful hot)

Beneath the Palazzo della Ragione, you'll find two aisles of fish mongers, cheese venders, and delicatessens (salumerie). Fresh, fresh, fresh. The people. Padova has very nice, warm, and caring people. This is a generalization of course, but we have found that shopkeepers try very hard to accomodate, bus drivers always lend a hand when questions arise, and the customer service people at the train station are outstanding.

Italian people want to learn English, therefore will attempt to speak to you in English whenever possible. I am embarrassed when I compare my feeble linguistic skills to theirs.

Carvings, sculptures...

by meteorologist1

This is something you would typically see on the walls and architecture at the University of Padova. Very detailed and fine carvings and sculptures. Once again, you feel you are more like at a museum than at a university. In fact, this is one of the oldest universities in Italy.

Drop by the Cafe Pedrocchi,...

by josie13

Drop by the Cafe Pedrocchi, even if you aren't in the mood for coffee. Styled as a classical Greek temple, this place became famous throughout Italy as the the cafe which never closed its doors. Ever since its opening in 1831, it has been a meeting place for students and intellectuals. Nowadays you'll find just about anybody there, either talking, playing cards and just watching the world go by. Concerts and lectures are held in the rooms upstairs.

don't forget that guidebook

by call_me_rhia

comfortable shoes... there's a lot of walking to be done in town small tissues or handkerchiefs... it^s full of pigeons - and when you least expect it - they may poo on you bring a guidebook - and a map. It makes life a lot mroe simple. Then again we were not exactly heading for Padova

Monselice Castle

by physiar

The imposing Monselice castle was rebuilt in different periods. The original building, the so called Castelletto and the Ezzelino Tower, was erected in romanic style during the Middle Ages.
The gothic palace which connect the tower with the romanic part was erected in the 15th c. Around mid-20th c. Vittorio Cini, the last owner, restored the castle giving every part its original aspect. The tour of the castle includes the visit of the prestigious armoury, the medieval kitchen, the precious Renaissance furniture of the private apartments.

Open: March-November, guided tours at fixed hours. Closed on Monday. Groups are admitted all year round on previous booking.
Admission: PadovaCard 20% reduction


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Address: Via Vigonovese 90, Padua, Veneto, 35027, Italy