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Scrovegni Chapel | Giotto’s Greatest Frescoes

The Scrovegni chapel was commissioned by Enrico Scrovegni around 1305. Though not much to look at from the outside, the chapel's interiors come alive with the vibrant and larger-than-life frescoes adorning its walls and ceiling. Painted by Giotto di Bondone, they stunningly capture the lives of Jesus and Mary. The chapel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is now open to visitors (under strict norms to aid its preservation).   

Why visit the Scrovegni Chapel?

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  • Interesting history: The chapel was commissioned by Enrico Scrovegni to atone for his father, a villainous moneylender who charged exorbitant amounts of interest (a practice known as usury). Since usury was frowned upon by the Catholic church, Scrovegni used the Church itself as a means to repent for his father's misdeeds.
  • Giotto the gamechanger: Giotto innovated the use of perspective, depth and naturalism in figures & faces. This set the groundwork for the transition from Medieval art styles to the Renaissance.
  • A storytelling masterpiece: The frescoes form a comprehensive visual narrative of the life of Christ and the Virgin Mary, along with scenes from the lives of Saints Joachim and Anne (Mother Mary's parents). This visual storytelling spans from the Annunciation to the Last Judgment, capturing pivotal moments in Christian theology. 
  • Theological importance: The chapel teaches Christian doctrine and morality through its art. The scenes of moral virtues and vices serve as an instructive tool to lead an upright life.

Which Scrovegni Chapel ticket is best for you?

Giotto's magnificent frescoes

If you're on a budget or short on time

Go for: Nighttime Entry Tickets to Scrovegni Chapel
Duration: 40 minutes to 1 hour
Guided tour: Optional

  • With advanced lighting technology, see Giotto's magnificent frescoes come alive before you. You'll be part of an intimate 25 members only group.
  • With a ticket upgrade, avail a 1-hour guided tour that will help you make the most of your experience.

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Nighttime Entry Tickets to Scrovegni Chapel

Combo tickets with Padua hop on hop off bus tours

If you want to explore further

Go for: Combo tickets with Padua hop on hop off bus tours
Duration: 24 Hours
Guided tour: Hop on hop off tour comes with audioguide

  • On a combination with the Padua hop on hop off tours, explore Scrovegni's Chapel along with major Paduan landmarks.
  • Explore Padua's attractions by day and the Scrovegni chapel by night with your night-time entry tickets.

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Discounted tickets

  • The following groups can enter free of cost: Children below the age of 5, individuals with disabilities and their companions and ICOM members.
  • The following can enter at a reduced ticket price: Children between the ages of 6 and 17, university students, teachers and student groups, Padua residents as well as employees of the Padua municipality, EU citizens over 65 years of age, people belonging to any association (at least 10 members), members of the ACI, FAI, CIC, PAS. See the full list here.

Cancelation policy

Tickets, once canceled, will not be refunded or rescheduled.

What to see at the Scrovegni Chapel?

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The Annunciation

Experience the pivotal moment when the angel Gabriel announces to Mary that she will bear Jesus. Giotto's brush captures the reverence and wonder of this divine encounter.

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The Last Judgement

Witness the dramatic depiction of the final decision on who is saved or damned. Giotto's mastery of emotion and detail brings this powerful scene of Christ's second coming to life.

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Life of Mary

Explore Mary's life through vibrant frescoes, from her birth to her role in Jesus' ministry. These panels highlight her devotion and motherly love.

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Life of Christ

Journey through Christ's life, from his birth to his miracles, teachings, and eventual crucifixion. Giotto's artistry encapsulates the spiritual significance of each event.

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The Passion of Christ

The raw emotion of Christ's suffering is brought out in this fresco, capturing the heart-wrenching moments leading to his crucifixion.

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Seven virtues and vices

Delve into the moral allegory of the 7 virtues and 7 vices depicted in vivid detail. These frescoes illustrate moral living versus surrendering to human weakness, inviting viewers to reflect on their own lives.

Enrico Scrovegni's sarcophagus

Enrico Scrovegni's sarcophagus

See the tomb of the chapel's commissioner himself at the chancel inside the nave of the chapel. The tomb is located beneath a canopy. Enrico Scrovegni, who, despite having died in exile, was returned to his desired resting place.

Plan your visit to the Scrovegni Chapel

Scrovegni Chapel

General timings: 9 AM to 7 PM, Monday to Sunday. From 25 March to November 1, 2023: 9 AM to 10 PM, Monday to Sunday.  

Closed: 25 December, 26 December, 1 January  

Last admission: 15 minutes before closing time

Best time to visit: Visiting during off-peak hours or on weekdays generally offers a quieter and more contemplative experience. 

Scrovegni Chapel

Address: Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padova PD, Italy

Find on Map 

Getting there 

  • By Bus: Lines 3, 10, 12 
    Nearest stop: Padova
  • By Train: Trenitalia from Venice
    Nearest stop: Stazione Padova 
  • By Car: Take the highway exit to Padova Est   
    Parking facility: Parcheggio, Car Park Padua 
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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Disinfectant chambers (visitors are made to walk through this chamber before entry to remove contaminants that may harm the art work)
  • Cloakroom 
  • Restrooms
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  • Book at least 24 hours in advance as last minute bookings are not available.
  • Consider visiting after-hours i.e. between 7 and 10 PM as the frescoes' beauty is enhanced under the LED light.
  • Going after-hours is also recommended as you get to spend 40 minutes instead of the regular 20 minutes you're otherwise allowed during regular working hours.
  • Dress modestly with sleeves covering the arms and clothing that goes below the knees.
  • Pets, food, and drinks are forbidden inside the chapel. 
  • Photography is allowed. However, using flash is strictly prohibited.
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  • Baessato Padova: Serving trendy Italian salads and cocktails, Baessato Padova is only 4 min away. 
  • Lob's Padova: A popular joint for quick fries, grills, and salads, Lob's Padova is a mere 2 min away.  
  • Ca' Pelletti Inn of Romagna: Known for sumptuous breakfast platters visit Ca' Pelletti Inn of Romagna which is 3 min away.

Frequently asked Questions about Scrovegni Chapel tickets

How much is a ticket to the Scrovegni Chapel?

The price of Scrovegni Chapel tickets is €10. This includes entry to the chapel and access to a state-of-the-art LED-lit lighting system bringing the frescoes to life.  

How to book tickets to the Scrovegni Chapel?

You can book Scrovegni Chapel Tickets online or at the venue. It is recommended to buy tickets online, as it saves you the hassles of last-minute booking and risking tickets getting sold out.

Why should I book Scrovegni Chapel tickets online?

Booking Scrovegni Chapel Tickets online guarantees your entry to the chapel. Especially in peak seasons, even night-time tickets can sell out weeks before you plan to visit. By buying tickets online, you can eliminate this hassle. Moreover, it is also easy to buy mobile tickets with instant confirmation & free cancellation options. 

Is nighttime entry included in the Scrovegni Chapel tickets?

Yes, nighttime entry to Giotto Scrovegni Chapel is included with Scrovegni Chapel Tickets. With this, you can immerse in a fascinating experience exploring Giotto’s stunning life-like artworks.

What is the cancelation policy for Scrovegni Chapel tickets?

Unfortunately, Scrovegni Chapel Tickets cannot be canceled or rescheduled.

Are there discounted Scrovegni chapel tickets?

Children under 5, individuals with disabilities and their companions, as well as ICOM members, enjoy free entry. Reduced ticket prices apply to children aged 6-17, university students, teachers, student groups, Padua residents and municipality employees, EU citizens over 65, association members (minimum 10), and those affiliated with ACI, FAI, CIC, PAS.

What are Scrovegni Chapel’s opening hours?

The chapel is open from 9 AM to 10 PM between 25 March to 1 November. On the remaining days of the year, the chapel is open from 9 AM to 7 PM.

How long does it take to complete the Scrovegni Chapel tour?

It takes around 40 minutes to complete the chapel tour. Visitors are allowed in small groups inside the chapel and are required to exit the premises at once when the tour ends. If you choose the guided tour, the visit can last up to an hour.

Is photography allowed inside the Scrovegni Chapel?

Yes, photography is allowed inside the chapel. Using flash photography, however, is strictly prohibited.