Palazzo del Bo - Historical Tour

Tours and tickets

Guided tours are available from Monday to Friday: 10:30 am (Italian) – 11:30 am (English) – 12:30 pm (Italian) – 1:30 pm (English) -  3:30 pm (Italian) – 4:30 pm (English) – 5:30 pm (Italian)

The tour takes about 45 minutes.

Additional tours, not available online, can be activated on days of high visitor turnout.

The guided tour includes the Ancient Courtyard, the "Anatomical Kitchen", the Anatomical Theatre, the Galileo Galilei Great Hall (Aula Magna Galileo Galilei), the Hall of Forty (la Sala dei Quaranta), the Hall of Medicine (la Sala di Medicina), and the Hall of Law (Sala di Giurisprudenza). 

Please note that some of the halls depend on availability, and visitors are not guaranteed to access all the sites offered on provided tours, as Palazzo del Bo continues to play a crucial role in academic life, and university activities and events are normally held there.

On weekdays the entrance is possible only with a guided tour.


  “The historical tour” (entrance with guided tour only)

Full price € 8,00
single adults (26-64 years)

Reduced price € 6,00
- mixed groups (10-30 adults, each person is charged 6 euros)
- over 65
- teachers and professors not from UniPd
- members of UniPd Alumni
- members of Associazione degli Amici dell'Università di Padova
- UniPadova Art and Science (exhibiting full ticket of Orto Botanico / Museo della Natura e dell’Uomo / Villa Parco Bolasco / Sala dei Giganti)
- owners of Abano Terme Card

Special reduced price € 4,00
- children under 13 (6-12 years, when accompanied by an adult with free entrance)
- department guests / Internal structures UniPd or UniPd meetings participants
- special events
- young people (13-25 years)
- civil service volunteers
- school groups and non-UniPd student groups (10-30 people)

Family ticket 18€
- 2 adults plus up to 3 children under 18 (each additional member pays accordingly).

Free entrance
- children (0-5 years)
- children under 13 (6-12 years with a paying adult)
- disabled people and their assistants
- UniPd Community: students, postgraduate students, Ph.D., research fellows, professors and employees, senior scholars
- honorary members of Associazione degli Amici dell'Università di Padova
- journalists
- guides

Guided tour for UniPd groups € 60,00
Department guests / Internal structures UniPd or UniPd meetings participants who require dedicated tours (30 participants maximum) with free entrance tickets.

It is possible to buy and donate 'gift tickets’ valid for one year from the issue date. Those who receive the gift ticket need to book their place, on one of the available tours by calling the booking centre: 049.827.3939.
Special prices and gratuities that cannot be purchased online are only available by contacting the Reservation Centre.

Information, bookings and purchases

Booking Centre: 049.827.3939 - (open daily: 9 am - 5 pm)

Ticket office (located in the corridor between the two courtyards of Palazzo del Bo):
- from Monday to Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
- Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays: 9 am - 6 pm

The Padova Città della Scienza integrated ticket


Please note that prepaid reservation times and tickets cannot be modified, canceled, or refunded.

  How to get to Palazzo Bo

The nearest airport to Padua is the Marco Polo International Airport (about 30 km). Connections are provided by a bus service (Busitalia), running every half an hour to the Padua Bus Station. The Bus Station in Padua is not far away from the Train Station, which is close to the city centre (train timetables can be consulted on the Trenitalia and Italo websites). From the Station, you can reach Palazzo del Bo (address: via VIII Febbraio, 2) on foot in about 15 minutes. There is also a Tram Service - Sir 1 line - running every 10 minutes from the station to the proximity of Palazzo del Bo (Ponti Romani tram stop).

Please note that Palazzo Liviano is located within a limited traffic zone (ZTL), where cars are not allowed without permission. The nearest parking lots can be found in the Prato della Valle area at the Park Rabin (15 minutes, on foot), piazza Insurrezione (often crowded), and at Padova Centro Park, near the Scrovegni Chapel.


Public Engagement Office

Call centre -  bookings: +39 049827.3939
Everyday: 9-17