University of Padova, Padua

4.4
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.
Create an itinerary including University of Padova
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
University of Padova Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
688 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • One of the very first universities in Europe, most probably since the 13. century. A lot of excellent teacher gave lectures, including Galileo Galilei. From all Europe there has been students. Nowaday...  more »
  • It is worth seeing the historic university building. Interesting reliefs. Get to know the story of first PhD students.
    View original
Google
  • The university for the country of Italy. Wonderful.
  • My dreaming university. I wish to see this university only one time.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Padua

View all >
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 30​min

Hidden gems in Padua

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Padua

View all >
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Padua

View all >
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Padua

4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Padua

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 30​min