Due to a temporary cutting off of the power supply, on February 27th it will not be possible to visit the chapel from 2.00pm to 7.00pm.
We'd like to advise our visitors that on March 25th, Annunciation Day, the celebration to which the chapel was dedicated, entry will cost only 1,00€ as reservation fee.
The Civic Museums will not be included.
Tickets may be reserved either by phone +39 049 2010020 or online selecting Facilitation tickets (advance payment by credit card is required). Reservations cannot be made at the ticket office.
Reservations will open on February 23rd, 2017.
We inform our kind visitors that from MONDAY, JANUARY 23rd it will be possible to make reservation until October 31st 2017.
The Scrovegni Chapel, a masterpiece in the history of painting in Italy and Europe in the 14th century, is considered to be the most complete series of frescoes executed by Giotto in his mature age.
Colour and light, poetry and pathos.
Man and God.
The sense of nature and history, humanity and faith are mingled in narrating the stories of the Virgin Mary and Christ in a unique way.
Giotto completed the frescoes in the Chapel at the beginning of 1305.
At that time: "...the chapel presents very simple architecture: a rectangular hall with a barrel vault, an elegant gothic triple lancet window on the façade, tall, narrow windows on the southern wall, and a polygonal apse, later raised to contain the belfry".
The frescoes follow three main themes :episodes in the lives of Joachim and Anna (1-6), episodes in the Virgin Mary's life (7-13),episodes recounting Christ's life and death.
The lower parts of the walls contain a series of frescoes illustrating Vices and Virtues in allegory.