Chiesa degli Eremitani
Musei Civici agli Eremitani
The ground floor of this monastery houses artefacts dating from Padua’s Roman and pre-Roman past. Upstairs, a rambling but interesting...
Cappella degli Scrovegni
Padua's version of the Sistine Chapel, the Cappella degli Scrovegni boasts one of Italy's great Renaissance masterpieces – a striking...
Home to the Museo d’Arti Applicate e Decorative decorative-arts museum, covering flatware to fashion on the ground and 1st floors, and...
This all-day hotspot near Piazza Eremitani is nicknamed ‘the library’ because university students practically live here, mesmerised by...
Pistachio macaroons, wild-berry tarts and other two-bite indulgences sweeten the expressions of traffic cops bolting espresso at the...
Piazza Eremitani · interesting places nearby
Chiesa degli Eremitani information
When a 1944 bombing raid demolished the extraordinary 1448–57 frescoes by Andrea Mantegna in the Capella Overtari in the Chiesa degli Eremitani, the loss to art history was incalculable. After half a century of painstaking reconstruction, the shattered, humidity-damaged stories of Saints James and Christopher have been puzzled together, revealing action-packed compositions and extreme perspectives that make Mantegna’s saints look like superheroes.