We inform our kind visitors that from Monday, November 14th to Saturday, November 19th, the Central Institute for Restoration in Rome will carry out checks on the conditions of the mural paintings in the Scrovegni Chapel.
Therefore on November 14th, 15th and 16th the Chapel will be closed to the public.
On Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th the chapel will be accessible only in the area between the CTA antechamber and the middle altars of the nave. A global view of the fresco cycle will be assured.
During the days in which the restoration activities will be carried out the admission price will be reduced:
The Multimedia Room will be closed on November 14th, 15th and 16th.
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.
We inform our kind visitors that from WEDNSDAY SEPT. 28TH it will be possible to make reservation until March 31st 2017.
Visits will be temporary suspended from November 14th to November 21st due to the definition of the restoration activity schedule by the Central Institute for Restoration of Rome.