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University of Padova

via 8 Febbraio, 2, 35122, Padua, Italy
+39 049 827 5111
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Essential visit for anyone interested in history of European medicine

This is an opportunity to see one of the most important academic institutions in the history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lee C
London, England, United Kingdom
Fascinating. HIstoric. Spellbinding.

In contrast to other recent reviews, we found this well organised. We went mid-week in June and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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via 8 Febbraio, 2, 35122, Padua, Italy
+39 049 827 5111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an opportunity to see one of the most important academic institutions in the history of European medicine, as well as the rough wood podium from which Galileo apparently taught. The anatomical theatre is particularly fascinating. At the end of the visit, there is...More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 1 week ago

In contrast to other recent reviews, we found this well organised. We went mid-week in June and were part of a tour of 16 people at 16:30 pm (max tour is 35-40). Toured the university senate house, the lectern that Galileo used to use, and...More

Thank robini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The University of Padua … almost something of a pilgrimage to those interested in the Renaissance. Galileo worked here, and who wouldn’t want to walk in his footsteps!? Copernicus, Vesalius, William Harvey and even Francis Walsingham (Elizabeth I’s spymaster) all strolled through these hallowed portals...More

1  Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I have read previous reviews which were positive, but for me, this was one of the worst tours ever in my travels. There was a tour today at 2:30. Tickets (7€) do not go on sale until 15 minutes prior. Supposedly only 40 tickets were...More

2  Thank hutchss
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The university is not, as too many wrote, the second oldest university (in the western world): Bologna is 1st, followed by Oxford, Cambridge, and then Salamanca; Padova is "only" 5th. That said, the main building is not the original one, though it contains fantastic halls....More

Thank Flavio M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

we enjoyed visiting the university and seeing the palazzo bo, home of the medical and law schools. there was a graduation of law students the day we were there, so we were not permitted to see the great hall. the rest of the area was...More

Thank Sheri K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were interested in the history of this University and went on a guided tour. We were surprised where the University location for the tour was as essentially its very close to the main town square. Our tour guide gave a well balanced explanation as...More

Thank Pala49
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Who would guess you could see the podium Gallileo lectured from. The anatomical theater was true treat to visit (as an MD). William Harvey (circulatory fame) studied here. A true privilege to visit

Thank Jonmun
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It was founded in september 1222. Galileo Galilei taught here mathematics between 1592 and 1610. Nicolaus Copernicus, Giacomo Casanova, Giuseppe Veronese, Sir Francis Walsingham (spymaster for Queen Elizabeth I) and many others have attended this University. The university houses the oldest surviving permanent anatomical theatre...More

2  Thank 120Roxana
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The hotel staff recommended the bi-lingual tour. And it was very worthwhile. Visiting the historic building and learning about the background of the second oldest university in Italy was fascinating.

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