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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of the school is pretty awesome with some notable former students (Galileo and Copernicus to name a few). It's pretty awesome to be able to see the anatomy theater and how well preserved it is. The tour is about 45 minutes long.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 881tamarav
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We were really looking forward to seeing Pallazo Bo and all of the historical rooms advertised. When we reserved the tickets by phone nothing was said about half of the rooms being closed to visitors during the tour :( We could not see the Aula...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chipps_72
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The University of Padova is the the second oldest in Italy and fifth oldest in the world. Galileo once taught here. The most interesting bits can only be visited with a guided tour, which was conducted with typical Italian disorder - we took an English-language...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

To be in this University make me feel spectacular, to know that Galileo teached there and was there make me feel smarter and powerful. History is great and to be part of history is phenomenal.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ligia1930
Reviewed 19 September 2018

The organized tour gave me the opportunity to visit one of the oldest university buildings in Europe. The highlight of the tour were some old meeting rooms and lecture room covered with plaques of the students and the gem of the tour is the first...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dudy B
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This is the second oldest university in Italy. The new buildings are located outside the old town. In the old town you will find the old university buildings. Take a guided tour to see the upper floors.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ProfessorTravell
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We were so lucky to arrive just in time to join an English speaking tour with a fantastic guide. She was so clearly passionate about the history of the university. I never knew it was such an amazing place...could not believe we were actually standing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank coffeedeli
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Where you go, where you look ia art, culture and history. Bikes and dogs, nice people and good food. Old house attached to old house, near an other old house. Each one tell it’s own story, if you listen, by how she looks like, by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amanwithahat
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Joining the English speaking tour, we hoped to discover more about this historic university. We only saw a few points of interest, including the anatomical theatre, but the guide was seemingly bored by the occasion and her spoken English was mostly unintelligible. The tour was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Liz P
Reviewed 8 August 2018

In a city where everything shuts from 1pm to 4pm in July because of the oppressive heat, one would think that the university and museum employees could synchronize their schedules with the rest of the Italy and at least stay open until 7pm (while resting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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