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Palace of Law (Palazzo della Ragione)

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an unexpectedly beautiful surprise

Enormous painted hall in this very historic palace of justice, with beautiful painted ceilings in the exterior cvered arcadces outside. Excellent and fascinating accounts of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Enormous painted hall in this very historic palace of justice, with beautiful painted ceilings in the exterior cvered arcadces outside. Excellent and fascinating accounts of the hisotry of Padova and its historic importance.

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Oxford UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

You would hardly be able to visit Padua without walking past this magnificent building and more importantly visiting the markets all around it!! Don't forget to pop into the cheese and proscruitory on the ground floor at the far end of the arches !, This is where you will find some of the best Parmesan cheese in Italy ,taste the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

During a trip with my graduating class in June 2015, I visited the Sala della Ragione (at the Piazza delle Erbe) - one of the largest enclosed spaces of the Middle Ages. It was impressive: such an old space of 82 x 27 meters with gables 25 meters high, all around decorated with countless frescoes, it is hard to imagine... More 

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London, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Another must-see when in Padua. The sheer scale of the building and how well it is have survived is astonishing. Kids loved to work out the zodiac and, if you get there at noon, on a sunny day, you may see the sun hitting the meridian line.

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Somerset, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A monument to Justice and central to city life as much for it's architectural splendour, adorned with frescoes and arches, as for the culinary delights of it's markets. The stalls of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, pastries and wines continue the traditions of centuries. All set in the contemporary folklore of playful barter and banter of the superb double markets of... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stand in the great Salone of the Palazzo della Ragione and reflect on the incredible civic pride and wealth in medieval Padua that led to the construction of such a vast and beautiful centrepiece for the town. What a people they must have been! When you have finished marvelling at the Salone, which was for many centuries the largest supported... More 

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Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

imposing building at one end of a very lovely square; historical building with lots of character; didn't go inside so cannot commend on it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Built in 1215 this is an impressive building. The upper floors have a large hall and exhibits while the lower floors are a daily market filled with items that spill into the adjoining piazzas. Each piece in and off itself is good but taken together the scene is quite impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We walked here from the Prato della Valle, where we parked for a reasonable price. The streets to get to this location were easier to walk than drive. There are market stores in the building and outside in the piazza. We also saw a sign for some sort of underground exhibition, but we did not have the time to check... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The stalls and shops on the bottom floor were interesting, wish we could have gone up the stairs but couldn't for some reason. Many beautiful paintings on the walls in the main hall.The market outside was all so fun to walk through.

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