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Padua: Highlights Private Walking Tour & Scrovegni Chapel
461 USD
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Uncover the secret treasures of Padua, a city steeped in history, on a leisurely guided stroll. Delve into the Renaissance era with guaranteed access to the breathtaking Scrovegni Chapel, boasting Giotto's seminal artworks. The iconic Basilica of Saint Anthony, a medieval marvel, also awaits your discovery.
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Discover Padua, a treasure trove of art, history, and culture that has been captivating visitors for centuries. This charming Italian city is home to one of the world's oldest universities, the stunning Basilica of Saint Anthony, and the iconic Scrovegni Chapel, a masterpiece of Renaissance art. Take a guided tour with a local expert and meander through the atmospheric medieval streets, explore the historic 800-year-old covered market, and uncover a dazzling array of sculptures, frescoes, and architectural gems. Just a short train ride from Venice, Padua is the perfect day trip destination. Our half-day guided tour is the ideal way to immerse yourself in the city's rich history and culture. Our expert local guides will share their passion and knowledge of the city, ensuring an unforgettable experience. The picturesque city center is anchored by the majestic Cathedral of Padua, a breathtaking blend of architectural styles. The Basilica di San Antonio, a major pilgrimage site, boasts an impressive array of chapels and artistic treasures, including Donatello's renowned sculptural reliefs and medieval frescoes by Altichiero da Zevio. We'll delve into the Cappella del Santo, where the tomb of St. Anthony is adorned with heartfelt requests for intercession. As we wander through the historic center, we'll pause at the vibrant 800-year-old covered market, nestled within the imposing Palazzo della Ragione. Take in the lively atmosphere of the adjacent Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta, where locals go about their daily lives amidst centuries-old traditions. Feel free to customize your tour to suit your interests! With extra time, we can include a visit to the Ovetari Chapel, featuring Mantegna's exquisite frescoes, or the magnificent Baptistery, with its whimsical medieval cosmology. With so much to see and experience in Padua, let us help you create an unforgettable adventure.