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Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)
Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)

Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)

Piazza Eremitani, 8, Padova

The Basics

Padua is often overshadowed by its famous neighbors, Venice and Verona, but this elegant city is a destination in its own right—full of history, culture, and art. The Scrovegni Chapel is the city’s crown jewel, with its frescoes of biblical scenes and allegorical depictions of the vices and virtues. The vivid colors and impeccable details, including minute facial expressions and innovative use of light and shading, are almost perfectly preserved. Giotto’s masterful work, which has delighted observers for more than seven centuries, is an excellent example of storytelling through visual art.

Visit on your own, or take in the chapel as part of a sightseeing tour of Padua.

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Padua Private Walking Tour with the Scrovegni Chapel
Padua Private Walking Tour with the Scrovegni Chapel
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$122.10 per adult
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We are SO glad we went on this tour!!
We throughly enjoyed our walking tour with Caterina. Her love of the city was infectious and her knowledge about all aspects of the city is deep. We especially enjoyed her presentation of the Scrovegni Chapel.
Diane_F, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Padua

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AWSOME!
dina_e, Jul 2022
Padua Private Walking Tour with the Scrovegni Chapel
Rosanna is an excellent guide, my son and I learned so much from her. I highly recommend this tour. Rosanna is very personable and knowledgeable. Thank you for everything!!
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Excellent tour
drakejacob, Jul 2022
Padua Private Walking Tour with the Scrovegni Chapel
The guide explained everything with enthusiasm. Time well spent. The price was fare for the time of the tour.
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I'd Give this More Stars if I Could
Cecelia_H, Oct 2019
Private Padua Highlights Tour including Scrovegni Chapel and St Antonio Basilic
It was so important to me to visit the Arena Chapel because it's Giotto was one of the transition artists to the Italian Renaissance.And the subtlety of the frescoes simply doesn't show up in photographs. I had an amazing guide who explained the panels and made it come alive. The we walked through Padua to the St. Anthony's Church. It is marked by a sculpture of Donatello's - the first horse and rider made of cast bronze since Ancient Rome. The church has an altar w/ bronze panels made by Donatello which show the artist's ability to capture the humanity of his subjects. My guide managed to get permission to show me the back side of the altar which is unusual. I think she was fabulous and I enjoyed this tour so much. Padua is out of the way, but available by train as I did it from Venice to Florence. Well worth the trip..
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A fabulous experience!
Patricia_M, Jun 2022
Padua Private Walking Tour with the Scrovegni Chapel
Our tour of Padova was enlightening and most enjoyable. Our guide, Cinzia, was knowledgeable and engaging, who communicated her love for all things Venetian. We appreciated the history and architecture and the stories.
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Jeff_K, Jun 2022
Padua Private Walking Tour with the Scrovegni Chapel
Out tour guide was delightful, knowledgeable and resourceful. There was a mix up on meeting location and time. Tour guide worked everything out the kinks and we had a delightful introductory Padova tour.
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Loved The Scrovegni Chapel !!
PatMaggie, May 2022
Padua Private Walking Tour with the Scrovegni Chapel
The Scrovegni Chapel was breathtaking!! Maria our guide was wonderful! We saw St. Anthony’s Bascilica too!! Lovely tour!!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Tickets must be booked at least 24 hours in advance; same-day tickets aren’t available.

  • Visits last about 30–35 minutes: 15 minutes in a climate-controlled anteroom to stabilize the temperature, then 15–20 minutes inside the chapel.

  • Leave your bags at the bag check, as they’re not allowed inside the chapel.

  • Photography without flash is allowed inside the chapel.

  • The chapel is accessible to wheelchairs.

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How to Get There

The Scrovegni Chapel is tucked inside the Giardini Giotto gardens. Before going, pick up your tickets from the ticket office at the nearby Eremitani Civic Museums on Piazza Eremitani. Both the ticket office and chapel are located in Padua’s compact historic center, an easy walk from other attractions and the Padua train station.

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When to Get There

The Scrovegni Chapel is typically open daily, year-round, until early evening. Occasionally, the chapel stays open later. Check online for hours.

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Padua’s Other Famous Chapel

Saint Anthony of Padua hailed from this quiet northern Italian city, and his remains rest in the Chapel of Saint Anthony, a popular destination for pilgrims and architecture enthusiasts. The church’s exteriors are a mix of architectural styles such as Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic; the domes echo those of Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice. Interior highlights include bronze statues by Donatello and 14th-century frescoes by Altichiero da Zevio.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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