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University of Padova

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Address: Via 8 Febbraio, 2, 35122 , Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049/8275111

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Padua University

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2016
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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.

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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 

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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.

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Sussex, England
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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.

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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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

My dad and I both thoroughly enjoyed the university tour. The guides divided the group into Italian language and English language groups (I believe they can accommodate other languages as well). Our guide was very informative and funny. She showed us the room where medical students still have their defense, the anatomy theater, and the hall where Galileo lectured. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

The university of Padova is one of the most renown university in the world and hosts some of the greatest heritage ever. It was "home" of Galileo Galilei and you will find his desk from where he teached his subjects. The university is also well known for the teatro anatomico where surgeons operated on dead bodies and they were hidden... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Only open for guided tours. Worth a visit - short talk about the history of the uni & visit to the anatomy theatre. Not gory just incredible! !

1 Thank Jinny232

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