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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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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The university provides tours each day which includes the anatomy theatre in which Galeleo performed his lectures.

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Launceston, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This guided tour was really interesting. It was awesome to touch through the ages of history through visiting this place. Was my favourite place of Padua.

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Liverpool
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Guided tour is informative and interesting. You visit the 16th century anatomy theatre, sadly so fragile that you only look up from beneath (i.e. the spot formerly occupied by the cadaver!), also the medical school hall and a great lecture hall decorated with the family crests of students who had attended. Also on show is Galileo's lectern, on the face... More

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UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Not a long tour which makes it ideal a 'fill-in' visit. I defy anyone not to be 'taken aback' by the final room that is visited.

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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The English-language tour is informative and the anatomical theatre is really a must-see for anyone interested in the history of medicine and science.

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ascot
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The university is fascinating and the tour guide that we had was excellent in her knowledge of the history of the university, the famous students that attended and its architecture. The only thing that spoiled it was the terrible jobs worth security guard who took relish in moving people on and telling people off even If they were in a... More

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Milan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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Connecticut
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53 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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