Musei Civici agli Eremitani

Musei Civici agli Eremitani information

Location
Padua , Italy
Address
Piazza Eremitani 8
Telephone
+390 49 820 45 51
Prices
adult/reduced €10/8
Opening hours
9am-7pm Tue-Sun
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The ground floor of this monastery houses artefacts dating from Padua’s Roman and pre-Roman past. Upstairs, a rambling but interesting collection boasts a few notable 14th- to 18th-century works by Bellini, Giorgione, Tintoretto and Veronese. Among the show-stoppers is a crucifix by Giotto, showing a heartbroken Mary wringing her hands as Jesus’ blood drips into the empty eye sockets of a human skull.

Mary also appears in a series of dazzling paintings by 14th-century artist Guariento di Arpo, executed for the private chapel of Padua's powerful Carraresi (da Carrara) family.