University of Padova, Padua

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At University of Padova, which dates back to 1222, you'll see the first permanent anatomical theater, as well as the classroom where Galileo Galilei lectured. The university is built around an ancient courtyard, recently restored to bring the historical frescoes back to their original vibrancy. Take the guided tour to get a sense of the site's rich history. A visit to University of Padova represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Padua trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Fascinating place... beautiful and historic. It was wonderful in particular to see the lecture theatre used to help advance early medical science  more »
  • The one hour tour in English was just right visiting historical lecture halls and exam rooms while hearing the history of this amazing educational institution,  more »
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  • The university for the country of Italy. Wonderful.
  • My dreaming university. I wish to see this university only one time.

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