Padova Urbs picta is the expression that identifies the peculiarity of the city as the world capital of fresco painting of the fourteenth century. Indeed, the nomination of Padova Urbs picta to the UNESCO World Heritage List concerns the Scrovegni Chapel and the pictorial cycles of the 14th century. Not a single place, therefore, but a set of realities: a challenge, since there are no similar applications and awards in the history of UNESCO.
Padova Urbs picta presents eight unique places, which tell the story of 14th century Padua starting from an undisputed masterpiece such as Giotto’s Scrovegni Chapel frescoes. Different realities, public and private, secular and religious, united together to continue to preserve, protect, enhance and promote a historical and artistic heritage born of human ingenuity in order to be able to deliver it intact to future generations all over the world.