A day trip from Venice to Padua (it takes about half an hour by train or by car) would allow the visit to a masterpiece of Italian art: the Scrovegni Chapel, entirely frescoed by Giotto. The chapel has a very simple structure: it is a rectangular room with a barrel roof. The cycle of paintings depicts histories of the life of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the Universal Judgment. The chapel was painted between 1303 and 1305 for the rich banker and merchant Enrico Scrovegni. Dante rather considered the wealthy man an usurer and placed him among the damned in his Divine Comedy. These series of frescoes are considered one of the most important and complete works executed by Giotto. The chapel has been restored several times over the years and it is now protected against pollution by a new special installation. Please note that pre-sale and reservation of tickets is compulsory. It is possible to make reservations until the day before the visit if you pay by credit card.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
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