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This quaint chapel is one of the most important historic sites in the city, and is home to what is considered one of the masterpieces of Giotto- a complex series of frescoes which are a marvel to behold. The frescoes were completed in 1305. The name of the chapel is the surname of the man who commissioned Giotto. The chapel is equipped with modern instruments that make for interactive tours. Reservations in order to visit the chapel are recommended.

This equestrian monument has been made by Donatello that with this statue in bronce celebrated Gattamelata, one of the most important leaders of the Repubblica Veneta. Has been erected between 1446 and 1453 and is placed in the Piazza del Santo. Ernesto Da Nardi, called Gattamelata, is been proposed on his horse, fierce and secure, withe the sticj of command on the right hand.

One of the most prominent squares in Padua is Piazza dei Signori. Surrounded by medieval houses on all sides, this rectangular Piazza provides great insight into the Renaissance era architecture. However, the main attraction here is the clock tower, which can be called the crowning jewel of this famous square.

This castle has a long history and above all it has been used for different purposes during the centuries. Has been builded at the base of a mountain.Has been aouse than a castle then a villa veneta and during the ages the structure has been enriched with the Torre Ezzeliniana that has been used for defensive purposes. In 1981 the property passes in the hand of the Regione Veneto that creates various museums and a library.

Prato della Valle is a square located in the city of Padova, Italy. Spread over a vast area of 90,000 meters (2,95,276 foot), the oval shaped square is the largest in the country. The square came into existence in the year 1635, when a temporary theater was built here. Thereafter, in the year 1775, the entire area was re-constructed to give the square it's current appearance. The square is beautifully designed with an island of grass in the center, surrounded by a ring of water. A total of 78 statues are placed at each side of the water ring. Today, the square forms an ideal meeting place with large number of people visiting the square to take a walk, skate or study. Festivals too are celebrated at the square.

Palazzo Zuckermann is one of the most famous palaces in the city of Padua. It was built during the years 1912 and 1914, in an era which demanded a new urban planning of the city, in order to give the city a more monumental aspect. The name comes from the last name of the man who commissioned the structure, in a XIXth century style, with a liberty front, and it hosts in its courtyard the old walls of the city. Nowadays it is the seat of two museums: the Museo Bottacin and the Museum of Applied and Decorative Arts.

This monument has been created by the artist Giovan Battista della Scalain 1632, celebrating the captain of Venice, Alvise Vallaresso who during the thirties of the XVIIth century so much helepd the people of Padua during the epidemy of plague.

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