The Veneto and Friuli–Venezia Giulia Sights

Palazzo del Bo'

  • Via VIII Febbraio Map It
  • Padua
  • Educational Institution

Published 06/07/2016

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-for university switchboard


Sight Details:

  • €7
  • Closed holidays and when the university is on vacation

Published 06/07/2016


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