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University of Padua

via 8 Febbraio, 2, 35122 Padua, Italy
39 049 827 5111
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Ranked #4 of 84 Attractions in Padua
Type: Educational Sites
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is where you can visit the world’s first permanent anatomical theatre but you can also see Galileo Galilei's podium! What an overwhelming opportunity this was. This is where the first woman in the world to graduate got her degree in Philosophy. Her name was Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia and she was from Venice. This was 1678.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Inspiring to stand where Galileo, Copernicus, Petrarch and ?Dante studied! Hard to believe it has been in existence that long and now has 60,000 students. Hope they will be able to find jobs when they graduate!

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Tehran, Iran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

a lovely atmosphere / nice place and streets hope to see it again with family this time. but no idea about University level.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Nice tour, interesting information about the scholars and beautiful interior. Well worth a visit when in Padua.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Galileo was one of their proffesors, this is the second oldest university in the world and part of the beautiful building is still almost intact.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We decided to visit the university because of the old anatomic theatre which is still intact. But we got so much more! Beautiful rooms, inspiring stories: a really nice tour and worth the price (5 euro p/p).

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Beautiful antique buildings. Inspire. At the start of the summer lots of students graduate and have "Laurea" events in the city center.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

On a guided tour of the University of Padua, on graduation day for the medical school, our tour guide, Cristina Pernechele (see Rick Stevens' on Venice/Padua) was able to obtain a private showing of this historic medical amphitheater. Impressive when viewed from below, we observed the six tiers that once held 600 hundred medical students as they stood to observe... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My daughter being a medical student was very interested in seeing the first ( and amazingly still standing in its original state) permanent anatomical theatre. So the whole family attended the tour in the prestigious university of Padua and we all very much enjoyed the visit standing in the path of Galileo, William Harvey, Andreas Vesalius and other great amazing... More

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

And Galileo Galilei held the chair of mathematics between 1592 and 1610- now how awesome is that? Be sure to inquire very early about tours and visiting the famed Anatomical theatre, which I missed because I did NOT get early reservations! A must see!!

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