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“Awesome artwork and history”
Review of Scrovegni Chapel

Scrovegni Chapel
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US$235.75*
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Padova, Asolo and the Venetian Villas Day-Trip from Venice
Ranked #1 of 371 things to do in Padua
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Sequim, Washington
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Awesome artwork and history”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

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.

Visited May 2014
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“Magnificent frescos”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

The frescos, painted by Giotto shortly after 1300, are some of the most beautiful and artistically important in the world.

Visited May 2014
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“Worth a visit!”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

As number of visitors are limited, one has to book a specific time iin advance. I recommend an evening visit, which is cheaper and has not to be combined with the museum!

Visited April 2014
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San Francisco, California
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“Giotto art”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Just be sure to have advance reservation. Number of visitors carefully controlled. Chapel is temperature controlled also.

Visited July 2013
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Oropa, Italy
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“finally i understand the importance of Giotto”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

nothing to dislike. the tour is perfectly organized and enriching from every pov. contrary to what you are told, you don't really have to be there 45 minutes in advance. it is advisable to be there 15 minutes in advance, however, since, if you miss your admission, you will not be allowed in and will not get a refund. Before you enter you will be shown a couple of short films on Giotto and on the Scrovegni chapel. They are essential to prepare you for the relatively short time you will be allowed in the chapel. To say that Giotto revolutionized painting is an understatement.

Visited May 2014
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