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Alberto B
31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The house is located in a small courtyard all surrounded by vegetation. The atmosphere is fairy-like. There is not a giude but there are many panels that explain everything. Strongly recommended in you are a Petrarca's fan.
Written September 27, 2019
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Oana C
Bucharest, Romania557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
This special place is full of the creation atmosfere. Is not a big house, but is cozy and beauty,surrounded by great landscapes.
Written September 2, 2019
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john2009Munich
munich32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Petrarch (Petrarca in Italian) was a quite famous poet, scholar and a philosopher at the stage of the renaissance (born 1304-died 1374 in Arquà Petrarca). He was something like our current celebrities...
During his live Petrarch moved quite a lot around Europe, but he decided to move to the countryside in his last years, creating a trend...He enjoyed the quite and simple life of Arquà, a few miles away from the "big City" Padoa.
His mausoleum can be seen close to Arquà's church.
The house is not big, but it has nice wall-paintings , so called "affresci", which give a good idea of the luxury of the end of the middle age.
Interesting, also, is the film about Petrarch's life (during about 20 minutes) that one can see at no added costs, in the house itself.
The small town of Arquà Petrarca gives to impression that it has undergone very little changes in the past cetnuries...very authentic. So, if you love traditional, old Italian cities and would like to enjoy a beautiful countryside at the same time, this is a place to visit...
The visit of the hous will take you about 1 hour...
Written August 7, 2015
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Orna O
Ostuni, Italy368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
Today I visited Petrarch's house for the first time, despite living quite close by in The Euganean Hills. It is well worth a visit for those interested in seeing where such a revered poet spent the last years of his life. The house is full of atmosphere, with its frescoes, arches and balconies overlooking The Hills. I would have just one criticism: why on earth are no photos allowed? There are hard lights shining on everything and the sun shines through the balcony windows, so I cannot see why a photo could be considered a problem, and it would have been wonderful to have been permitted to take a few. I think the curators need to revise this rule. Otherwise, it was well worth the visit, as Arqua Petrarca is a beautiful medieval town full of quaint houses and little shops selling olive oil, honey and wine. Quite a perfect little town, full of little restaurants and wine bars.
Written February 8, 2014
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calabice47
Domegge di Cadore, Italy579 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Friends
Have you ever seen the house of the famous Italian poet Petrarch?
Well, it's a must for anyone who wants to visit one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Euganian hills that were loved also by Romanic poets like Shelley and Byron.
The house (it's just a house, not a mansion, became the refuge of the poet in the last years of his life, after an adventurous life that had led him to Avignon , France.
From the windows you can see all Arquà (the village) the woods, the hills .
Written November 18, 2011
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HahnTravels
Liverpool, Australia1,291 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Enjoyed our visit here. Located at the top of the village, it is well preserved and interesting both inside and out. Worth a visit!
Written July 15, 2018
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izif_37
Ljubljana, Slovenia3,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
The house is in the upper part of the village - so if you leave your car at the parking place in the vally, you have a long walk to reach it... But it is a nice walk along old stone houses, some churches, restaurants, shops... The house of the poet is nicely restored and worth a visit to learn about Petrarcas life.
Written June 15, 2018
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trufflesnout
Berlin, Germany272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
What a wonderfully preserved villa of the 14th century. Well worth visiting. A place of pilgrimage for Italians.
Written September 8, 2017
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felippa
new jersey55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
It was one of the most enjoyable highlights of our trip visiting this beautiful town with authentic small shops that don't look touristy , and one lucky serendipity , stumbled into an art exhibit by an excellent local artist named Vinicio Boscani whose work depicted Venice in all its glory.I wish I were rich enough to afford one tiny painting. After this surprise shelter from the rain which was the main reason we entered the building, we walked or sloshed through puddles to look for the poet Petrarch's house which sign we missed the first time because it was only etched in a stone part of another house .( Be very attentive , none of the locals could really tell us an exact direction , it must be our Italian and their English).The home itself is a step back in time and the museum presentation is excellent. It is rather small and I don't know how it would be if a whole bunch of tourists were visiting, I hope they limit the number or else it could be a zoo. We were lucky it was still off season and it sure was a rainy day. There is a small restaurant (enoteca) in the middle of the small square which served excellent food.No individual tables though ,Again it can be crowded. One word describes the place Serenity!.
Written July 2, 2014
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Bruce P
Tel Aviv, Israel191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
The first floor is handicapped accessible. The second floor, where Francesco's study is located is only accessible by stairs.

For a small fee, you can step back to the 14th century and see how folks lived.

The museum is very well done under the ownership of the city of Padua.

Worth a look while you are enjoying the Parco dei Colli Euganei.

Of course, I'm biased. My surname is Petrarca.
Written June 6, 2013
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