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Address: via 8 Febbraio, 2, 35122 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 39 049 827 5111
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The historic site of the 2nd oldest university

Funded in 1222, the university of Padova is considered by most the second oldest in the world. The University now has expanded and most of the schools and departments are housed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Funded in 1222, the university of Padova is considered by most the second oldest in the world. The University now has expanded and most of the schools and departments are housed in the outskirt of the town. The original site is in the very center of Padova and consists of several interconnected buildings constructed over time, the most recent on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not the easiest pace to find but it's worth every moment. The place is dripping with history. If you have any medical background you will realise that some of the key figures of medical or scientific history have learned or taught here: Fallopio (of the tubes), Gallileo, Vesalius, Morgagni (of the aortic sinus or foramina), Copernicus, Harvey (venous valves)... need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is Italy's second oldest university, founded in 1222. As we were on a walking tour from our Uniworld River Cruise, we were unable to go inside but did see the exterior and were told some of the history.

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Noosa Heads
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It was very old and interesting and we just walked around and admired the architecture which ha=d some resemblance of the Bologna area. It is an old university and dates back to the 13th century and interesting for that reason. Well worth a visit.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I was traveling solo in Padova for a few days, and someone who studied here suggested I take the guided tour of the university. When I visited, they were doing three tours a day, six days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday were afternoon tours, and Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday were morning tours. You can't book in advance; the ticket... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The tour was interesting with a guide who spoke English with a very strong accent that was difficult to follow. The one very frustrating fact is the tour can not be prebooked. 15 minutes before the tour they take bookings and accept the first 55. If you are unlucky enough to not get a place you have to return and... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

You can pay to have a tour or just walk around the main areas.The Coates of Arms and architecture are wonderful.The building dates back to 1222 and is linked to Bologna University.We had viewed the Anatomical Theatre in Bologna which is a must if you can combine here and Bologna (Only 57 minutes in the fast train or 90 minutes... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

When I visited Padua University I was told it is 2nd oldest only to Oxford. The architecture is beautiful and I loved the frescos and statue in the stair well.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is the central palace and the original site of the University of Padua, the second oldest in Europe. In fact, it was constituted in 1222 as a filiation of the oldest one (Bologna, 100 km to the south). The palace that was made available by Padua's authorities has humble origins - it was formerly a slaughterhouse. This characteristic is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A very interesting place to visit. Try to get a tour with a guide to help explain what your seeing. We got a guide who spoke English for half and Italian for half. The anatomical theater was worth the entire tour.

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Address: via 8 Febbraio, 2, 35122 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 39 049 827 5111
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua

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