Private guided tour of Padua: Historic Center & University with access to the Anatomical Theater

Duration: approx. 2 hours 

Location: Padua

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Why choose this experience?

1 Explore Padua with a private guided tour that will unveil the true spirit of the most ancient city of Venetian art
2 Visit the historic center through a pleasant walk across squares, monuments and places that remain rather unknown
3 Enter one of the oldest universities in the world and visit Palazzo del Bo and the Anatomical Theater

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Important information


all year round, except holidays and university closing periods.

Departure point:

to be agreed.

Departure time

From Monday to Saturday

Schedule to be agreed*

Languages available



€168.00 per service, for 2 hours of private guide visit (to be divided up to a maximum of 30 people).

approx. 2 hours
  • Private guided walk around the historic center
  • Guided tour of the University
  • Entrance ticket to the Palazzo del Bo (to be purchased at the time of the visit)
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

PLEASE NOTE: The voucher issued at the end of the booking must be printed (paper format) and presented at the time of the visit.

There is no refund in case of NO-SHOW (if you don’t show up at the start of the tour at the time and meeting point indicated in the voucher).

The tour price includes only the guided tour service: entrance tickets to Palazzo del Bo are not included and will be purchased on site.

Full price: €7.00


  • €5.00 - over 65s, groups of 15 to 40 people, UniPadova alumni, teachers of every order and degree not UniPadova, Padova card holders
  • €4.00 - UniPadova art and science (when showing an admission ticket to Orto Botanico / Sala dei Giganti)
  • €3.00 - young people aged 13 to 25, volunteers from the Civil Service, groups from 15 to 50 students
  • €15.00 - family ticket (2 adults + up to a maximum of 3 children up to 17 years old
  • free - children up to 12 years accompanied by 1 paying adult, UniPadova students, UniPadova teachers and employees, senior UniPadova scholars, journalists, guides, group guides, people with disabilities and their carers, institutional guests and guests on an official visit to the University

* It is not possible to access the University's interior spaces independently. Visitors must be part of an organised guided tour (groups of up to 40 people), which you will join with the private guide that will accompany you on this tour: the departure time of the tour will therefore be tailored to your needs but it will have to take into account schedules and availability of guided tours of the University of Padua. Indicatively: from Monday to Friday, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm (one guided tour per hour); Saturday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm (one guided tour per hour).

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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If you are looking to discover Padua, Italy though a walking tour that will give you the opportunity to admire the most famous places in the city accompanied by a private guide, our itinerary Padua Historical Center & University is the right choice for you! In addition to squares and monuments known all around the world, you will have the opportunity to admire Palazzo del Bo and the ancient Anatomical Theater of Padua: exclusive highlights that will further enrich your experience!

This exclusive tour around Padua’s historic center will combine the classic city tour format with the opportunity to visit the University of Padua and its most famous places! You will appreciate the city in all its splendor thanks to the explanations of your guide, in a new private tour that will allow you to admire the city in a relaxed and peaceful way!

Walking around the historic center you will follow the traces of the illustrious past of the city of Padua listening to anecdotes about its history, traditions and long-lasting cultural vocation.

The Padua and University guided tour will begin in the historic center: Palazzo della Ragione with its ancient covered market, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta, the Town Hall, the ancient University courtyard, the historic Caffè Pedrocchi and the elegant Piazza dei Signori... In this lively city, history and social life alternate between picturesque markets, elegant meeting places and luxurious shops that represent another side of its undisputed tourist charm.

The history of Padua lies its roots in a very distant past, so much so that it boasts a legendary foundation by a mythical Trojan hero: Antenor. Today the numerous archaeological remains of the Paleoveneto and Roman period are flanked by the buildings of the medieval city reminding us of the ancient origins that awarded Padua the title of the oldest city in the Veneto region.

It is during the Medieval period that Padua, considered one of the major cultural capitals of Europe, shaped its identity which remains intact today: its cultural vocation is certainly to be attributed to the University, one of the oldest in the world, which for centuries has attracted thinkers and writers, but also musicians, scientists and artists.

Universa universis patavina libertas, this is the motto that has always defined the University of Padua, founded in the distant 1222. Many of the personalities who attended it, such as Galileo Galilei (professor for 18 years), Carlo Goldoni, Ugo Foscolo and the first woman to graduate in the world, the Venetian patrician Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia.

This original Padua & University walking tour will allow you to visit the most famous places of the University of Padua, among which stand Palazzo del Bo, built at the end of the fifteenth century and still today the university's headquarters and the Anatomical Theater, built in 1595: the inscription that stands on the entrance recites This is the place where death enjoys helping life... The anatomical dissections performed inside it were fundamental for the progress of medical studies. If not occupied by events or institutional activities, the tour also includes a visit to the Aula Magna Galileo Galilei, the Sala dei Quaranta and the Sala di Medicina.

Please bear in mind that it is not possible to access the University's interior spaces independently, but only through organized guided tours (groups of up to 40 people) which you will join with your private guide that will accompany you on this tour.

Padua is a city to be discovered by wandering around to soak in its medieval soul with a steady pace and an inquisitive attitude: the city reserves many surprises to visitors, who very often only know its most famous monuments.

Plus, the company and expertise of a local guide will help you to discover the city in the most genuine and engaging way, walking around just like the locals.

Book now your visit of Padua and its University! A private guide will be at your disposal for any kind of question and curiosity while you are visiting Padua, Italy... And you can arrange the time of the visit according to your needs!

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