On the occasion of the 700th anniversary celebrations of the Arenachapel, the exhibition “Giotto and his time” can be seen until April 29th.
The show is designed as a tour, which has its main stations in the famous chapel and in the former monastery of the Augustinian hermits – today’s City Museum. The city of Padua reached its peak in the Trecento and thus possesses a unique wealth of this era’s works of art, which are impressively presented in several exhibitions and churches. The admiration of Giotto’s principal work though requires a bit of luck and patience: Since the crowd of people’s transpirations would inevitably destroy the frescos, only 25 persons are allowed to stay at the same time in the building, which is also called Capella degli Scrovegni after its founders. Thus Giotto’s only completely preserved cycle of frescos can just shortly be seen after standing in line.
The wait may be shortened by a richly illustrated catalogue, published correspondingly to the show and costing ca. 75 mark.
The exhibition “Giotto e il suo tempo“ is running until April 29th.
The museum is opened:
Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am to 7 pm.
The entrance to all exhibition sites costs 15.000 lira, reduced price is 10.000 lira.
Museo Civico agli Eremitani e Cappella degli Scrovegni