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Address: Piazza del Santo | a fianco della Basilica, Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 0498225652
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Don't walk by it!

The Oratorio and the Scuola di Saint Anthony are fabulous! You enter into the Oratorio and then the guide will take you upstairs to the scuola. No pictures allowed! (Unless you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
London, United Kingdom

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Interesting, but felt superfluous after visiting the Santo next door. I think only 5 euro for the Oratorio and Scoletta. If saving money, just opt for the Scoletta. The Santo is free.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Oratorio and the Scuola di Saint Anthony are fabulous! You enter into the Oratorio and then the guide will take you upstairs to the scuola. No pictures allowed! (Unless you are crafty). The frescoes are fabulous and much older than what you will find in the Basilica.

Thank am08540
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Only in Padova would this be overlooked! It's next door to the church of San Antonio, really lovely frescoes and we had the place to ourselves! Capella degli Scrovengni rightly attracts lots of visitors, but this is virtually unknown.

Thank AlexaLouise
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It is surprising how some places apparently small gather so much information and surprises about our past.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Conveniently located adjacent to the Basilica (Il Santo), the oratory is a small chapel decorated with very interesting frescoes in the style of Giotto (probably by his students). They tell stories of St. George and St. Lucy. It is fun to try to decipher the paintings. A good handout with a guide to the paintings is provided when you enter.... More 

Thank Margaret M
Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Its beside the Basilica of St Antonio , so while you are there if it is open you should take a look . It is richly decorated with some good paintings and an interesting little building with a rich history all about which you can read about when you are there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Oratorio di San Giorgio cannot compete with the Scrovegni Chapel, but has its own charm and frescos in excellent condition about, but not only, Saint George. If you visit Saint Anthony Basilica do invest an extra 30 - 45 minutes to visit the Oratorio and the Scolleta del Santo next door (same entrance ticket). You won't be disappointed.

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