A must-see if near Padua, just a short side trip from Venice. The beautiful frescos painted in the first years of the 14th century have been described as "considered by many to be the first piece of modern art." Viewing the colors and use of light in the frescos, it is hard to imagine that they were created over 700 years ago. Visitors have only 15 minutes in the chapel after a stop in the waiting room, so in advance use a guidebook, YouTube or other resource to understand the fascinating history behind Giotto's work and to prepare for the 38 panels/scenes covering the ceilings and walls, along with the marvelous Last Judgment. Officially, reservations are required. While there may be open slots during the day if you show up without a reservation, the experience is so unique and impressive that we wouldn't suggest leaving it to chance.
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