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University of Padova

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Address: Via Otto Febbraio 1848 2, 35122, Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049/8275111

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Excellent tour!

Loved the tour, really appreciated that they offer a tour in English, and the wonderful knowledge and enthusiasm of the guide. Would definitely recommend. I wish it went for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the tour, really appreciated that they offer a tour in English, and the wonderful knowledge and enthusiasm of the guide. Would definitely recommend. I wish it went for longer!

Thank AustralianGoat
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first anatomical theatre, the first female graduate of a university, and Galileo's lectern, this place is steeped in history. And as beautiful as a stately villa.

Thank Roni R
Padua, Italy
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great site to visit if you're interested in the history of medicine in particular and the development of medical education.

1 Thank campagna2016
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The rooms of this important university are well worth seeing. Gorgeous, evocative, fascinating. The was terrible. Tour guides have no connection to the university. They learn their facts and spew them in the style of the worst "professional" tour guides. Our tour was in English but the tour guide spoke with such a terrible accent and drone that we couldn't... More 

1 Thank theocritus
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

1000 year old free university. Highly recommended the tour. Amazing place to visit and see the autonomy room where discoveries of the human body were made. Dante and Galileo taught here.

Thank Jjohnson1811027
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76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We enjoyed this tour but it was crowded. We got there early because they said they sell only 35 tickets per tour, but there were double that number of people when we went. Half the group was Italian speaking and half was English speaking and it would have been nice to have divided us into two groups and done the... More 

1 Thank BeckyToronto_12
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

THIS place is a spectacular area and you can see Galileo's chair and beautiful murals going to the classrooms and all of the emblems of the countries where the students graduated from.

Thank ManiagoRina
Sussex, England
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645 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is a 45 minute tour, in both Italian and English, of the main historic rooms of the University of Padova, one of the oldest universities. The highlights are the structure from which Galileo taught, and the dissecting theatre, of which you get a cadaver's eye view. Recommended.

2 Thank Fudge03
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52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Don't miss the anatomy theater. The tour takes you though 4 or 5 rooms, which are interesting, but I wanted more. There is a pulpit from which Galileo lectured to see as well.

1 Thank 792burtg
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Yes, there are interesting things to see on this clumsy tour, but not worth timing the visit or the wait for tickets.

1 Thank gcc0615

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