Unusual tour of Padova Italy
Meeting in Prato della Valle, under Foro Boario Arch, Padova. The particular itinerary last 3 hours, from 9,30 a.m. till 12,30 p.m. with a pause for lunch at October Fest Pizzeria. It continues from 3,30 p.m. till 6,30 p.m. and dinner at Gemini Pizzeria. But if you want the trip can last just half a day. Also see Orto Botanico, Palazzo della Ragione, Caffè Pedrocchi and Cappella degli Scrovegni.
If the tour last half a day we have to choose the entry of just four monuments, while all the rest can be admired from the outside.
The guide proposal.
As you can guess from the title, this is a rare, if not unique, extraordinary point of view for the classical itinerary of Padua centre! It will be a symbolic and spiritualist enchanting description of the main sites. We will discover how shapes, figures, frescoes, statues, architectures, monuments, artists and purchasers hide another particular dimension. We start from the Prato della Valle with its '700 masonic elliptical island and its 90,000 mq- one of the largest square in the world-; the hidden worship of St luke the Evangelist body and all the other innumerable saints of the enormous S. Justine basilic- one of the longest church in the world-; the '500 esoteric remarkable circular Orto Botanico, the botanicol garden- one the the oldest in the world- with its numerous geometrical fountains, sundials and buildings inside; the Templar Black Madonna in St Anthony basilic, the '500 astrological frescoed clock and St Anthony incredible cotradicory story bisides Hthe worship of His incredible relics; the Palazzo della Ragione- the really exceptional huge medieval palace with its upside down ship shape and its 217 m length and 17 m hight of astrological and catholic frescoes inside-, the three main squares around it with the Torre dell' Orologio- the '500 clock tower with its peculiar monumental astrological and astronomic quadrant-; only from the outside the famous university- one of the oldest in the world- with its strange cloisters, its '500 elliptical wooden anatomic theatre (one of the most antique in the world) and with Galileo desk and chair- not only a professor and scientist of astronomy but also a chiromancer, alchemist and astrologer!; the '800 masonic Pedrocchi Café with ite imposing architecture, with its mixture of styles, with its superb inside extravagant rooms; in the end- but you need previous reservation- the Scrovegni Chapel frescoed by Giotto with its cyclical teaching inspired by Dante: the first expressive painter together with the most enigmatic intellectual in the world gave life to an astral and moral treasure!
Tour led by Bruno:
I have got a university and an upper school degree in English and French. I took my tourist guide ability in 2003 and I performed that activity only from 2008 in Veneto and not only in Padua in Italian, French and English languages. I am a teacher of French and English, too.