The University of Padova – Italy

According to their webpage The University of Padova was established in 1222, after a group of students and teachers decided to come here from Bologna. Defending freedom of thought in study and teaching became a distinctive feature which today lives on in the University motto: Universa Universis Patavina Libertas.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, Padova became a workshop of ideas and the home to figures who changed the cultural and scientific history of humanity. They included Andrea Vesalio, who founded modern anatomy, as well as the astronomer Copernicus, and Galileo.
Guided tours are available and we had the opportunity to be there
 in the last visit of the year last december.
Guided tours information

 “On 25 June 1678, Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia a Venetian noblewoman and mathematician became the first woman to be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree.”

University of Padua at Wikipedia
Centro di Ateneo per i Musei – Università degli Studi di Padova


11 thoughts on “The University of Padova – Italy

  1. Such a beautiful university and your captures are terrific as always, Leia!! Hope you and Cezar have a wonderful weekend!! Always good to see you online!!


  2. Having spent a number of years in several universities I would love to visit, even study in this one. Mine did not have these classical lines, the ancient history, the claim to fame of scholars who changed the world as we know it! Thank you for sharing!


  3. Cezar and Leia, I am excited by your post today for two reasons. One is that it is good to see a post from you; you have been missed. The second reason is that I am going here in late March for several days before going on to Rome, and your photographs whet my appetite to see the place.


  4. Marvelous to stop by and see you posted a little while ago. Hello there and I hope your year is going well so far. I love these photos.


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