This basilica, the most important of the city, has been dedicated to main saint of Padua, San Antonio. It was built 8 centuries ago and from then on, it became one of the most important spiritual places of the Christian world. Antonio chose Padua as his permanent home in the period in which he was travelling all over Italy. The church is owned by the Vatican and it houses the tongue of the saint, an important holy relic.
Located in Piazza Hermits, the Museo Civico agli Eremitani is a museum complex, which houses a number of museums withing its premises. On the first floor lies the Museo d'Arte Medievale e Moderna with rich collections of glass, ceramic and decorative arts describing artifacts in Padua. On the next floor one can find the Museum Bottacin which has collections of old coins from Europe. The third floor houses a collection of antique weapons, storage spaces, paintings and medals from the 19th Century. The Museo Civico agli Eremitani also houses the Palazzo della Ragione, the Museum of the Risorgimento and the Health Pedrocchi. A great place to witness the tradition and culture of Italy and the Roman Empire, a visit to the Museo Civico agli Eremitani is surely an enriching experience.
Plusieurs couches de styles architecturaux différents forment le magnifique palais des Doges. Symbole du gouvernement et du patrimoine politique de Venise, ce palais historique était autrefois le siège des Doges – les premiers magistrats de l’ancienne République de Venise. Les fondations du complexe, tel que nous le connaissons aujourd’hui, furent posées au XIVe siècle. Au fil des ans, le palais a été reconstruit, agrandit et restauré à plusieurs reprises, créant un mélange époustouflant de styles artistiques et architecturaux allant du Médiéval à la Renaissance. Chef-d’œuvre gothique, le palais des Doges abrite des détails exquis comme des sculptures, des fresques, d’élégantes arches et de gracieuses colonnes. Les appartements du Doge, l’Armurerie, les Prisons, la Cour et les Loggias ont tous été magnifiquement restaurés, avec de nombreux trésors tapis dans chaque coin de ce majestueux palais. Cette icône historique abrite également le Museo dell'Opera et sa vaste collection d’art.
Established in 1792, Teatro La Fenice is regarded as one of the most respected venues in the history of Italian theater. Destroyed by fire three times, the theater was rebuilt, because of which it was named Teatro La Fenice (The Phoenix). Originally built by Gianantonio Selva, the later iterations were constructed by Tommaso and Giovanni Battista Meduna (1837) and Aldo Rossi (2003). Equipped with great acoustics, this premier opera house is among the best venues in town to watch superb opera performances, chamber music concerts, and ballets.
Located on the Grand Canal, Ca' Rezzonico was the last building planned by famous Baroque architect Baldassare Longhena. The interior is a reconstruction of an 18th-century palace, with original restored furnishings. The Venetian decor is splendid, particularly in the ballroom with its stunning trompe l'oeil, and the nuptial room, which has richly decorated dressing tables. Today, it is a museum dedicated to the Venice of the 18th Century and comprises beautiful fixtures as well as many works of art. There are frescoes by Tiepolo and paintings by Guardi, Canaletto and Longhi that are worth checking out.
Le Grand Canal sculpte une voie sinueuse à travers le cœur de Venise et constitue la principale artère de la ville. Parsemé de bateaux-taxis et de bateaux-bus, ce canal traverse le centre de la ville, s’étirant du lagon jusqu’au bassin, au niveau de la place Saint-Marc. Sur son chemin, ses eaux couleur jade longent des façades historiques et d’immenses places, qui prennent vie avec les voix des gondoliers. Médiévales, byzantines, gothiques, Renaissance, baroques ou encore néo-classiques, les structures qui bordent le Grand Canal reflètent la relation de la ville avec l’art à travers les âges. Figurant dans de nombreux films et romans, un tour en gondole sur le Grand Canal est une expérience typiquement vénitienne.
Located at the historic center of Padua; Diocesan museum of Padua is located within a two storied 15th century building. The Hall of St. Gregory Barbarigo is on the first floor which has on display various sacred archives and historical documents of the diocese. The second floor is completely occupied by the The salon of the bishops and chapel of St. Mary of the Angels which has many frescoes and sacred pieces of art on display which dates back to as far as the 9th century. There are various liturgical vestments and ancient sculptures to add on to the collection. All the artifacts in the museum are arranged in a chronological order. The museum is of great significance as it gives a brief glimpse of the religious and the general history of Padua.