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Address: via 8 Febbraio, 2, 35122 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 39 049 827 5111
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Take the guided tour!

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... read more

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

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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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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Baltimore
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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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Montebelluna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Amazing experience! The conical anatomical dissection theatre was absolutely breathtaking. Galileo's podium was also incredible to see. The only negative aspect was the resident tour guide's bad command of English. Although what she said was very interesting I'm not sure I would have understood it if I didn't know much Italian. Surprising at such a prestigious University. As for places... More 

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

What an incredible experience to be in the exact room where Galileo lectured! They only do tours twice a day and I don't think it's everyday. You have to check their website. You can't buy tickets ahead of time. You need to arrive 15 minutes before the tour time and they will sell tickets then. But the max number of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is the 2nd university in Europe, and site of the first anatomical theatre in the world! For just 5 euros, you get a tour of the building with the monumental great hall, and a couple other rooms. Definitely check out the coats of arms on the walls from each class council for the last 600 years. The anatomical theatre... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Fantastic tour of the Palazzo di Bo - you won't be disappointed if you are at all interested in Science and it's history. You will be amazed.

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