Battistero del Duomo di Padova - World Heritage Site, Padua

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Surround yourself with some gems of early Renaissance art at Battistero del Duomo di Padova - World Heritage Site. Adjacent to the Padua Cathedral, this small baptistery is easy to miss, but once you step inside you'll be amazed by the collection of frescoes. The work of 14th-century painter Giusto de' Menabuoi, the paintings tell stories of the Bible, the most remarkable of which is the depiction of paradise inside the dome of the baptistery. Using the shape of the dome, the artist manages to create an almost three-dimensional image. You'll pay a fee to enter the baptistery, but the site does allow you to take photos. It's not a bad idea to bring a camera with a strong zoom lens or a pair of binoculars to fully enjoy the details on the frescoes. To visit Battistero del Duomo di Padova - World Heritage Site and other attractions in Padua, use our Padua day trip app.
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  • Spectacular visit in italian, english, spanish or french languages. Rich in historical information and an unique beauty. 
    Spectacular visit in italian, english, spanish or french languages. Rich in historical information and an unique beauty.  more »
  • This is certainly one of the most overlooked and underappreciated art treasures in Italy. The frescoes by de Menabuoi are stunning, especially considering that they are only fifty years after Giotto. 
    This is certainly one of the most overlooked and underappreciated art treasures in Italy. The frescoes by de Menabuoi are stunning, especially considering that they are only fifty years after Giotto.  more »
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  • Can’t get much better. On top the hard very kindly explained the meaning of the fresco paintings.
  • Built in quasi-byzantine style, worth a visit definitely

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