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Private Padua Walking Tour
"The tour allows you to discover the historical city center with its ancient Cafés the beautiful squares the Jewish ""Ghetto"" area one of the best preserved areas of the city. Later you will go on to Prato della Valle one of the largest square in Europe to admire the beautiful palaces statues and fountains that surround it.Next to the square you will also see Saint Anthony's Basilica and the famous ""Botanical Garden"" which founded in the XVI century as the private University garden of curative herbs
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The Shadow of Palladio: Legends and Mysteries Guided Tour
"During the tour you are called to solve games and collect clues to reveal the mystery around Andrea Palladio death. Thanks to all the informations discovered during the tour try to solve the mystery: who killed Andrea Palladio?Andrea di Pietro della Gondola known as Palladio famous around the world for his incredible architectural works and talents died in mysterious circumstances. Led by a local guide explore play and solve the clues around his death. During the tour
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4-hour Motorboat Cruise to Venice Lagoon Islands Murano Burano and Torcello
"Take a half-day cruise to the most famous Venetian islands known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery craft traditions and unique history. Reach the embarkation point at a few steps from St Mark’s Square get on board a comfortable motorboat and enjoy the introduction on Venice lagoon and its islands provided by your guide.Your first stop (approx. 40 minutes) will be in Murano sometimes referred to as the “Island of Glass” due to its ancient tradition of glass making. You will have the opportunity to visit one of its famous glass factories and see the glass being manufactured and blown. Alternatively you can visit Murano island on your own while respecting the scheduled meeting time for embarking again.Then your minicruise will continue towards Burano
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Palazzo della Ragione.

This huge palace was built between 1172 and 1218 to serve as law court and council chamber. What we see today dates from 1306 to 1309. The building has a great hall on the upper floor called "Salone"...
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Maurizioago
Nov 09, 2009

Stunning Palazzo della Ragione

The Palazzo della Ragione (can be translated into Widsom's Palace) was the meeting room of the former City Council. Its contruction began in 1218 but, in 1306, Giovanni degli Eremitani gave it the...
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PALLINA
Jun 04, 2009

Palazzo della Ragione - Il Salone

The Grand Hall or Salone is reached by ascending either of the 2 staircases to the right of the palace - entering from Plazza della Erbe. Near the top of the steps You'll find the ticket desk. This...
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suvanki
Mar 15, 2009

Palazzo della Ragione - Il Salone- Stone of Shame

In the North Eastern corner of the huge hall is to be found the "Pietra del vituperio" or the Stone of Shame. A flat topped urn shaped stone on stone steps This was possibly placed here in 1231, on...
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suvanki
Feb 13, 2009

Palazzo della Ragione - History

The Palace of Reason is one of Paduas most important monuments.It is sandwiched between the Piazza delle Erbe and the Piazza della Frutta. The centre of Padova probably rose from an ancient Roman...
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suvanki
Jun 23, 2008

Palazzo Like a Boat

This was constructed to house the administrative functions of the city, or it was a municipal building. It is called Palace of Justice, of Il SaloneConstruction began in 1172 and completed in 1218. It...
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BruceDunning
Jun 06, 2008

Palazzo della Ragione

The 'Palazzo della Ragione', popularly known as ‘Il Salone’, was built in 1218. In 1306, a new floor, the arcade and the ceiling were added. Unluckily, the original decoration of the building by...
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viddra
Jul 31, 2007

Palazzo della Ragione.

Built in 1218 by the Commune and raised in 1306, a work, by Fra' Giovanni degli Eremitani, who added the loggias and the magnificent keel-shaped roof, it was the seat of the City Courts. The upper...
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traveloturc
Jul 29, 2006

Palazzo della Ragione - main hall

Frescoes painted in 1420-25 by Nicola Miretto cover the walls of the main hall: the 333 panels depict the months of the year, with gods, signs of the zodiac and seasonal activities. A large statue of...
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Willettsworld
Sep 04, 2005

Palazzo della Ragione - Exterior

The "Palace of Reason" is also known as the Salone and stands in the middle of Padua. It was built between 1172 and 1218 to serve as Padua's law court and council chamber. The beautiful vast hall was...
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Willettsworld
Sep 04, 2005

Palazzo della Ragione

This beautiful palace (reminiscent of the one in Verona) was the seat of the city courts. It was built in 1218 and its upper floor is occupied by a single hall (81 x 27 m.; 27 m. high), one of the...
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sandysmith
Nov 01, 2004

The 'Palazzo della Ragione'...

The 'Palazzo della Ragione' (The region’s Palace).This building has its origins in 1218, when the city of Padua constructed it because it needed a building for its court. In 1306 a new floor, the...
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Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Palazzo della Ragione

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Caffe Pedrocchi

This building was designed by Giuseppe Japelli and houses the cafe/coffee house in the center of Padova. Part of its history is that when the Austrians ruled Padova, the students and citizens of...
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Piazza dei Signori

All day different events take place at the Piazza dei Signori. When we arrived we saw some fruit and vegetable stands that adorned the piazza in this particular morning. We learned that they had to...
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Chiesa degli Eremitani - Church

The Eremitani church stands next to the Giardino dell'Arena, on Piazza Eremitani. It was built in the early fourteenth century but was almost completely destroyed in the 1944 bombing...
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Basilica del Carmine

Just outside the ancient old town is the Basilica del Carmine, a church most interesting for its history of destruction. Most churches in Italy have taken damage from earthquakes at some time in their...
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Scrovegni Chapel - Cappella degli Scrovegni

The chapel itself is rather plain and simple if you have a good look at it. Truly … we had no idea about the treasures inside! The one very good thing is the fact that the Cappella degli Scrovegni was...
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Oratorio di San Giorgio

This is the funeral chapel of the Lupi di Soragna family with an interior decorated with frescoes by Jacopo Avenzo, who painted them in 1378-84. These are among the most impressive examples of 14th...
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Getting to Palazzo della Ragione

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Piazza delle Erbe, 35100 Padova

Hours

  • Sunday 09:00 to 19:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 19:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 19:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 19:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 19:00
  • Saturday 09:00 to 19:00

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