URBS PICTA
Wonderful Padua! We are UNESCO HERITAGE

The sites of Padua Urbs picta - which means Painted City - include the Scrovegni Chapel and 7 other sites that represent a unique ensemble of outstanding universal value.

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Cappella degli Scrovegni

+39 049 2010020
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(operating from Monday to Friday from 9 to 19 Saturday from 9 to 18, excluding holidays)

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City Museum

The Civic Museums complex includes, in addition to the Scrovegni Chapel, the Eremitani Museum (archaeological collections and medieval and modern art collections) and Palazzo Zuckermann (applied art collections and Bottacin Museum). Entrance to all these sites is included in the ticket to the Scrovegni Chapel, except on Mondays.

DISCOVER PADUA'S MUSEUMS

Palace of Reason
One of the largest suspended classrooms in Europe

A place of exhibitions and cultural meetings, which maintains a central role in the public life of Padua.

DISCOVER PALACE OF REASON

The Baptistery of Padua
It houses one of the most important fresco cycles of the 14th century, a masterpiece by Giusto de Menabuoi.

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Oratory of San Giorgio
Next to the Saint, a 14th century masterpiece

Built according to the same architectural model and narrative mode as the Scrovegni Chapel.

DISCOVER THE ORATORY OF SAN GIORGIO

Reservation Opening until JUNE 2022

Reservations are currently open until JUNE 30st, 2022.

For a complete visit to the Chapel, which includes the CTA with introductory video, the use of a mask is advisable.

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NOTICE

Same day reservations cannot be made.

Reserved tickets must be collected well in advance: groups should arrive at the ticket office at least 45 minutes prior to visit.

Those who booked for 9.00 am can collect their tickets at 8.30 am (not earlier).

Operating procedures

Contact Center: +39 049 20 100 20 (operating Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm, on Saturdays from 9 am to 6 pm, closed on Sundays and holidays).

Pre-booking is required. Reservations can be made up to the day before the visit if you choose to pay by credit card.

Tickets are non-refundable.

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SCROVEGNI CHAPEL

interno cappellaThe Scrovegni Chapel, known by the surname of its patron Enrico, is dedicated to Santa Maria della Carità and is famous all over the world for the extraordinary cycle of paintings by Giotto. The work is the greatest fresco masterpiece of the artist and testifies to the profound revolution that the Tuscan painter brought to Western art. The cycle frescoed by Giotto in just two years, between 1303 and 1305, unfolds over the entire interior surface of the Chapel narrating the History of Salvation in two different paths: the first with the Stories of the Life of the Virgin and Christ painted along the aisles and on the triumphal arch; the second begins with the Vices and Virtues, addressed in the lower section of the main walls, and ends with the majestic Last Judgement on the counter-façade.

The first great revolution made by Giotto in Padua is in the representation of space: we can admire examples of "perspective" and the rendering of the third dimension that anticipate the Renaissance theories of a hundred years. The second is the attention paid to the representation of man, in his physicality and emotionality: this is well expressed by Giotto in the Stories of the Life of the Virgin and of Christ in which the human joys and sorrows emerge with intensity, of which significant and famous examples are the tenderness of the kiss of Joachim and Anne in The Meeting at the Golden Gate and the desperation of mothers in tears in The Massacre of the Innocents.

The vaulted ceiling is a blue mantle of stars and has round figures of Mary, Christ and the Prophets. In the presbytery is still preserved the sculptural group Madonna with Child between two angels made by the great sculptor Giovanni Pisano at the beginning of the fourteenth century. The frescoed cycle of the Scrovegni Chapel has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2021 as part of the serial site "The frescoed cycles of the 14th century in Padua".

Green Pass

We would like to inform you that,
as provided for by the recent provisions,
to the Scrovegni Chapel and to the Civic Museums
it will be necessary to show the "Green Pass".

From January 10th, 2021
the "Super Green Pass" will be mandatory:
visitors must have the certification that is issued
only to those who are vaccinated or cured.
https://www.dgc.gov.it/web/

 

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Alert

For a complete visit to the Chapel,
which includes the CTA with introductory video,
the use of a mask is advisable.

ONE TICKET
ONE Ticket / Urbs Picta Card: a single ticket that allows entrance to the places of the World Heritage serial site "The frescoed cycles of the XIV century of Padua".

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CONTACT CENTER

We are at your disposal at the number +39 049 20 100 20 (active from Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm, on Saturdays from 9am to 6pm, closed on Sundays and holidays)

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CITY MUSEUM

Located in Eremitani Square, the Civic Museum complex includes the Archeological Museum and the Museum of Medieval and Modern Art. The Museums are housed in the cloisters of the former convent of the Eremitani monks. The Scrovegni Chapel and the Zuckermann Palace are part of this complex.

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To reach the Scrovegni Chapel from the railway station: bus 3/10/12, on holidays 42, metrotram; by car and bus: highway exit Padova Est, parking Fiera, parking Pace ex piazzale Boschetti; highway exit Padova Sud and Ovest...

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News

Multimedia

It is possible to take a guided tour of the Scrovegni Chapel virtually thanks to the site Haltadefinizione, by concession of the municipality of Padua.

Virtual Tour

In the Chapel of Scrovegni Giotto realized a series of frescos: Stories of Anna and Gioacchino, of Mary, of Jesus, Allegories of Vices and Virtues and The Universal Judgement. See the photo gallery of Urbs Picta!

Urbs Picta Photo Gallery

Padova Urbs Picta

Giotto, la Cappella degli Scrovegni e i cicli pittorici del Trecento. Per l'iscrizione nella Lista del Patrimonio Mondiale UNESCO.

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