Padua private tour of Saint Anthony Basilica with Tiziano's frescoes
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Padua private tour of Saint Anthony Basilica with Tiziano's frescoes

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: every day except on Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the famous Basilica of St Anthony in Padua with a private guide
  • Enter the Oratory of St. George to see Guariento's frescoes
  • Visit the "Scuola del Santo" with Tiziano's artworks from the 1500s
What to expect

Book this private 2.5-hour tour to discover the best part of Padua: the famous Basilica of Saint Anthony. Visited as a place of pilgrimage by people from all over the world, this majestic church - known locally as "il Santo" - is one of the eight international shrines recognized by the Holy See.

Together with your guide, you'll enter the basilica and discover the ancient frescoes, some important funerary monuments and the interesting chapels with their fascinating paintings, such as the Chapel of Luca Belludi with frescoes by Giusto de Menabuoi and the Chapel of Saint Giacomo with frescoes by Altichiero da Zevio.

You'll also visit the Oratory of St. George and the School of the "Santo", decorated by a cycle of fifteen frescoes and three canvases, where also the young Tiziano Vecellio worked between 1510 and 1511.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • private tour
    • expert tour guide
    What's not included
    • entrance fees (the basilica is free to visit, you'll only need to buy a ticket to enter the Oratory of St. George and the School of the Santo, of about €5 in total)
    Where

    Prato della Valle, Padova

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide next to the big fountain in the centre of the square.

    What to remember
    • please remember to wear appropriate clothing in the basilica (if it's very hot, bring along something to cover up your shoulders and legs)
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    When
    • Monday to Friday: 9am, 10am, 11am, 3pm, 4pm
    • Saturday: 9am, 10am, 11am
    • Not available on Sunday
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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