Oratorio di San Giorgio
Oratorio di San Giorgio & Scoletta del Santo
Anywhere else the fresco cycle of the Oratorio di San Giorgio and the paintings in the Scoletta del Santo would be considered...
This musuem holds a collection of art and religious objects done for Padua's basilica and convent.
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Il Santo is the soul of Padua, a key pilgrimage site and the burial place of patron saint St Anthony of Padua (1193–1231). Begun in...
Trattoria al Prato
Sit in the enclosed conservatory and enjoy the views of the Prato della Valle while you savour rabbit terrine and pumpkin puree or silky...
Piazza del Santo 11 · interesting places nearby
Oratorio di San Giorgio information
The Oratorio di San Giorgio was frescoed with the life stories of St George, St Lucy and St Catherine of Alexandria in jewel-like colour by Altichiero da Zevio and Jacopo Avanzi in 1378, and briefly used as a prison by Napoleon – who apparently missed the message of St George’s liberation from the torture wheel by avenging angels. Your ticket allows entry next door to the upstairs Scoletta del Santo, with dramatic Titian paintings that include a 1511 portrait of St Anthony calmly reattaching his own foot as an onlooker gasps, and a riveting parable, painted by Titian’s brother Francesco Vecellio, showing a doctor discovering a miser’s heart is missing, just as a neighbour pulls the bloody heart from a treasure chest.