Padova Urbs picta – English

Padova Urbs picta. Giotto’s Scrovegni Chapel and Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles

This is the Italian Nomination to the World Heritage List for 2020 Committee !!!

The ‘Padova Urbs picta’ nomination is an ambitious project that brings together a unique body of work: fresco cycles painted in different secular and religious buildings throughout the city by various artists over the century or so after Giotto had painted his innovative Scrovegni Chapel frescoes, his undoubted masterpiece in this medium.

News from Padova Urbs picta 

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On Saturday 24 July the World Heritage Committee from the Chinese city of Fuzhou will decide about the insertion of Padova Urbs picta in the UNESCO World Heritage List.




News from Palazzo della Ragione

The results of non-invasive investigations on the frescoed walls of the Salone di Palazzo della Ragione, carried out by CIBA, gave important and interesting new items about Palazzo della Ragione history.

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Padova Urbs picta logo

The logo of Padua Urbs picta is a 𝐐𝐔𝐀𝐃𝐑𝐈𝐋𝐎𝐁𝐎, an ornamental motif strictly connected to the history of fresco painting in the fourteenth century. In Padua, in fact, the use of this form began with Giotto’s frescoes.

Along the course of the fourteenth century, it became “fashionable” and was used on coins, sacred goldsmiths, sculptures and manuscripts.


Padova Urbs picta in Music with Lilium Sound Art

Contacts – Info

Comune di Padova – Settore Cultura, Turismo, Musei e Biblioteche
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