Guided tours to Palazzo Bo

From Monday to Saturday. Please note that the guided tour of Palazzo Bo includes: Anatomical Theatre and, if not occupied by events or institutional activities, the Great Hall, the Hall of the Forty and the Room of Medicine.

The maximum number of participants per tour is 40. Tour guides speak Italian and English.

Self-guided tours are not available at Palazzo Bo: access to the building is only possible by guided tour.

  Scheduled tours

Tours last 45 minutes and take place on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, and on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.

Bookings, exclusively for the 10.30 and 16.30 (15.30 if in Winter) tours, are meant only for groups of at least 10 and up to 40 people.
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  • Palazzo Bo is closed on Sundays and public holidays. Guided tours will be suspended on Saint Anthony's day (June 13), to celebrate the town's patron saint; guided tours are also suspended Monday, June 12. It is also not possible to visit Palazzo Bo on University closing dates. 
    Guided tours will be suspended from August 14 to August 19 due to University closing dates.

In 2017, tours are suspended on:
6-7 January
17-25 April
2-3- 12-13 June
14-15 August
1 November
8-9-25-26 December

Guided tours – Summer timetable (March-October)
Monday: 14.30 - 15.30 - 16.30
Tuesday: 9.30 - 10.30 - 11.30
Wednesday: 14.30 - 15.30 - 16.30
Thursday: 9.30 - 10.30 - 11.30 - 14.30 - 15.30 - 16.30
Friday: 14.30 - 15.30 - 16.30
Saturday: 9.30 - 10.30 - 11.30 - (from April 22 to October 29 an additional tour is available at 12.30)

Guided tours – Winter timetable (November-February)
Monday: 14.30 - 15.30
Tuesday: 10.30 - 11.30
Wednesday: 14.30 - 15.30
Thursday: 10.30 - 11.30
Friday: 14.30 - 15.30
Saturday: 10.30 - 11.30

  Tickets: prices and sale

Single adults: € 7.00
Groups of 10-40 adults: € 4.00
Students under 26: € 2.00

Free of charge for: those accompanying groups (2 per class for school children; 1 for other groups); children under 6; students and employees of the University of Padova; guests of conferences organised by the University of Padova.

Ticket sale: 15 minutes before beginning of tours, at the ticket office in Cortile Nuovo of Palazzo Bo (outside the café).

Bookings, exclusively for the 10.30 and 16.30 (15.30 if in Winter) tours, are meant only for groups of at least 10 and up to 40 people.
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  How to get to Palazzo Bo

The airport nearest to Padova is the Marco Polo International Airport (about 30 Km). Connections are provided by a bus service (Busitalia), running every half an hour to the Padova train Station, which is close to the city centre. From there you can reach Palazzo Bo on foot in aboout 15 minutes. There is a also a tram service - Sir 1 line - running every 10 minutes from the station to the vicinity of Palazzo Bo (Ponti romani tram stop).

Palazzo Bo lies in a limited traffic area (ZTL) where cars are not allowed without a special permission. The nearest parking lots can be found in Prato della Valle area (15 minutes, on foot).



Summer opening times and tickets (pdf file)

Winter opening times and tickets (pdf file)


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Cerimonial and Events Office
Servizio Cerimoniale e Manifestazioni

Booking and information about guided tours to Palazzo Bo
Guided tours phone number: +39 049 8273047

Information about events and ceremonies taking place at Palazzo Bo (i.e. Honoris Causa Degrees and Academic Year Openening Ceremonies, meetings, symposia)
phone numbers: +39 049 827 3047/3043/3044/3045 - fax +39 049 827 3051