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The Veneto and Friuli–Venezia Giulia Sights

Palazzo del Bo'

  • Via VIII Febbraio Map It
  • Padua
  • Educational Institution

Updated 03/27/2015

Fodor's Review

The University of Padua, founded in 1222, centers around this predominantly16th-century palazzo with an 18th-century facade. It's named after the Osteria del Bo' (bo' means "ox"), an inn that once stood on the site. It's worth a visit to see the perfectly proportioned anatomy theater (1594), the beautiful "Old Courtyard," and a hall with a lectern used by Galileo. You can enter only as part of a guided tour. Most guides speak English, but it is worth checking ahead by phone.

Sight Information


Via VIII Febbraio, Padua, Veneto, 35122, Italy

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049-8275111-University switchboard


Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Nov.–Feb., Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 3:15 and 4:15, Tues., Thurs., and Sat. at 10:15 and 11:15; Mar.–Oct., Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 3:15, 4:15, and 5:15; Tues., Thurs., and Sat. at 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15

Updated 03/27/2015


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