Guided tours to Sala dei Giganti

Italian version

Sala dei Giganti (Arco Valaresso - Piazza Capitaniato 3/5 - 35139 Padova) is open for guided tours for groups by reservation only, subject to the availability of the room itself (Call centre - bookings: 049827.3939).
Guided tours for groups are available from Monday to Friday. Meeting point is near Arco Vallaresso, main entrance to Sala dei Giganti.

Sala dei Giganti - Grand Tour of the Sciences: saturday, sunday and public holidays

On the eight hundredth anniversary of its foundation (1222-2022), the University of Padua is opening the doors of its most prestigious science locations to the public, every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, from 21 May 2022 to 3 March 2023.

Sala dei Giganti and Palazzo Liviano are included in the Grand Tour of the Sciences on saturday, sunday and public holidays from 10 am to 6 pm. Entrance from the atrium of Palazzo Liviano (Piazza Capitaniato, 7).

Access subject to scheduling of events and shows on the premises.

Audio guides with QR codes are available, visitors will need a smartphone with earphones and camera.

For more information and tickets

  Tickets: prices and sales

Tickets include guide.

  • € 4,00: single adults (26-64 years);
  • € 3,00: over 65, mixed group (10-25 people), UniPadova Alumni, Supporting Members of Associazione degli Amici dell'Università di Padova, teachers and professors no UniPadova, Padova card;
  • € 2,00: young people (13-25 years), Servizio Civile volunteers, classes (10-25 students), UniPadova arts e science (showing the ticket from Botanical Garden/Palazzo Bo);
  • € 10,00: family ticket: 2 adults plus 1 to 3 children (max. 17 years)
  • Free admission: children (0-5 years), under 13 (6-12 years with a pay adult), UniPadova Students, UniPadova Professors and employees, UniPadova Senior Scholars, journalists, guides, groups couriers, disabled people and their helpers, institutional guests and authorities on official visits to the University, Meritorious Members of Associazione degli Amici dell'Università di Padova.

  How to get to Sala dei Giganti

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 train Station (Trenitalia; Italo) which is close to the city centre. From there you can reach Palazzo Liviano/Piazza Capitaniato on foot in about 15 minutes. There is also a bus service – Bus n. 6 running every 10 minutes from the bus station to the vicinity of Piazza Capitaniato: Milano bus stop (Busitalia).

Palazzo Liviano 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).

Sala dei Giganti is situated in Palazzo Liviano and the main staircase entrance is near Arco Valaresso (map).

Public Engagement Office

Call centre -  bookings: +39 049827.3939
Everyday: 9-17
tour@unipd.it