Cappella degli Scrovegni - evening visit

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Why choose this product:

  • Experience a special evening in Padua with an evening visit to the Scrovegni Chapel, after daytime opening hours.

  • Discover the masterpiece that has established Giotto as one of the greatest masters in the history of art.

  • Thanks to the innovative LED lights system, you can appreciate at their best all the colors of Giotto's paintings.

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Cappella degli Scrovegni - Subsidised Ticket*
Full price 1.00
 

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Cappella degli Scrovegni - Full Ticket
Full price 8.00
 

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Cappella degli Scrovegni - Reduced Ticket*
Full price 6.00
 

Other info

1) SCROVEGNI CHAPEL AT NIGHT - OPENING HOURS AND PRICES

Times: 19.00, 20.20, 20.40 from Tuesday to Sunday and on public holidays

Duration: 20 minutes

Starting point: Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua (PD) at the Giardini dell’Arena

Availability: from 25 March to 4 November and from 27 December to 8 January (31 December and 1 January excluded)

Cancellation: tickets cannot be changed or refunded

Covid-19: starting from April 1st, the Green Pass (Covid Certification) is not required. Wearing a face mask is mandatory. The use of the FFP2 mask is recommended.


PRICES

  • Adult: € 8.00. 18 years of age and above.

  • Concession*: € 6.00. Young people aged between 6 and 17; students and school groups; university students including over 26; academy students; teachers of all levels; EU citizens over 65; employees of the Municipality of Padua; residents of the Municipality and the Province of Padua; members of associations and the following affiliates (reduction valid only for the single visitor):
    ACI- AUTOMOBILE CLUB D'ITALIA;
    PLENAIR
    COMPFONORD Comando Forze Operative del Nord;
    AREAARTE GIULIO MARTINI.
    CONFEDERAZIONE ITALIANA CAMPEGGIATORI
    FELTRINELLI
    SKIRA
    FAI
  • Concession*: € 1.00. Children up to 5 years, people with disabilities and their carer, ICOM card holders.

  • Free*: registered journalist/publicist or with proof of activity; teacher accompanying a group of visiting students; guides in the exercise of their functions.

*when you present your voucher at the ticket office, you will be asked to show the document or card which proves your right to purchase a reduced, subsidized or free ticket.

 

2) FURTHER INFO ON SCROVEGNI CHAPEL

Enjoy a special night in Padua thanks to a visit to the Scrovegni Chapel! Giotto under the Stars: buy your tickets online and visit the Scrovegni Chapel after the daytime opening hours.

The visit is number limited to safeguard the preservation of the frescoes: only 25 people can access the chapel during each visit, which makes the experience even more intimate and fascinating!

Furthermore, the variable LED lights system allows you to admire the extraordinary color of the frescoes in all their splendor: thanks to sensors, lamps and video cameras, the system can adjust the indoor lights of the chapel by monitoring the external light. The technology was patented by the Marche-based company iGuzzini, which has already worked with major museums, such as the Louvre, the Hermitage and the Moma.


Giotto's frescoes

The Scrovegni Chapel frescoed by Giotto is one of the greatest masterpieces of art in the Western World. It marks the turning point between medieval and Renaissance art: thanks to the perspective painting, the ability to represent reality and the use of colors to give volume to the figures, this extraordinary pictorial cycle anticipates the trends that will become dominant in the following centuries.

The pictorial cycle is inspired by the theme of salvation and developed in four series, where the stories are contained in panels divided by geometric frames. The Stories of Joachim and Anna, the Stories of Mary and the Stories of Christ are represented, as well as the monochromes depicting the Vices and Virtues.

But the most exciting painting is the Last Judgment, which covers the entire counter-façade. Very fascinating is also the vault that depicts a blue sky rendered with azurite, on which the iconic eight-pointed golden stars stand out.

This extraordinary pictorial cycle sanctioned Giotto's affirmation as one of the greatest masters in the history of art. Here the Florentine painter reveals his artistic maturity with a greater control of the composition of the scenes and the gestures, postures and palette of the representations, with a softer application of color.

Expressiveness also plays a very important role, becoming a fundamental part of the narrative intonation: faces and gestures make one perceive the soul and personality of the characters, in addition to the different feelings and emotions they experience.


Brief history of the chapel

The Chapel, built at the beginning of the fourteenth century, was founded as a private oratory and future mausoleum of the family of Enrico Scrovegni, a rich Paduan banker. The Florentine artist Giotto was commissioned for the decoration and completed the work in just two years (1302 - 1305).

In the nineteenth century it was acquired by the city of Padua which started several conservation projects, in particular on Giotto’s precious frescoes. Since the 1970s, studies and surveys have been carried out on the building, the quality of the air, pollution and on the conservation of the paintings.

A new entry area and air filtration system were built, which have made it possible to manage the high number of visitors while safeguarding the frescoes. After things were put under control, restoration works were carried out by the Central Institute for Restoration and finished in 2001.

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