COVID-19 Travel Advisory: Stay up to date with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.   Learn More >

Scrovegni Chapel at Night-Padua

Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 08:30 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,444
Scrovegni Chapel at Night-Padua

How is the ligthning at night? We'd like to take advantage of the Double Slot Option which is only offered in the evenings and nights. Thanks
yestravel is offline  
Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 08:46 AM
  #2  
yk
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 24,358
If I remember correctly, even in the day time, the chapel is lit by electric lights. They probably block out most sunlight as that's damaging to the frescoes.

I know you also asked about the Padua card. Fodorite 111op did the card + double session a few years ago. I pulled up a thread that is somewhat relevant:
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...omment-3515141

A tip: bring a pair of binoculars or opera glasses. You can see the top level frescoes much better that way.
yk is offline  
Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 08:49 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 10,228
I visited at night. It's very well-lit by electric lights and even easier to see details than when I originally visited and had to depend on a few measly lights and the minuscule windows.
ellenem is offline  
Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 09:00 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,444
yk -- thanks for pulling up that thread. I've been searching like crazy, but hadn't come across that one thread which is very helpful in explaining how it works...plus it was nice to see that it wasn't just me who found the booking site so confusing as to what is available!

ellenm, thanks again for more information. I think we will do a double slot at night. I gather you have visited Italy a lot?
yestravel is offline  
Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 09:19 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 10,228
yestravel,

I've lost count on the number of times I've visited Italy . . . more than 20 anyway.

On my first visit to Italy in 1983, we visited the Scrovegni Chapel. In those days you just walked up to the front door, paid 500 lire, and walked in. It was September and the door was propped open, letting the sun shine in. Now it's all about climate control, limiting the number of visitors, and so forth--good thing or else the chapel would be no more. I think the video while acclimatizing is an excellent feature, especially for the uninitiated. When I visited in 2007, I was traveling with friends who knew nothing of the chapel and were trusting my judgment. The video gave them a great introduction to what they were about to see.
ellenem is offline  
Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 09:40 AM
  #6  
yk
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 24,358
In addition to the video in the "decontamination room", there is also a longer video shown in the multi-media room just down the hall from the ticket office for Scrovegni Chapel. Worth watching and worth checking out the exhibits there.
yk is offline  
Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 12:36 PM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,444
Wow -- 20 times -- I envy u!

Thanks for the tip, yk, on the other video.

Cant wait to be decontaiminated!
yestravel is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
RKrause
Europe
36
May 16th, 2012 07:59 AM
Yostwl
Europe
24
Oct 7th, 2010 10:27 AM
jcasale
Europe
16
Mar 25th, 2006 03:37 PM
Infotrack
Europe
5
Feb 2nd, 2005 02:23 PM
elle
Europe
6
Jun 12th, 2002 06:14 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO