The Euganean Hills Museum is the place where stories and artistic, scientific and cultural evidences of the Euganean Hills are preserved. The area of the Galzignano Terme, where the museum is placed, is a unique place, rich of Roman antiquities, monasteries, Venetian villas with a still uncontaminated splendor where you can rediscover an ancient history, immersed in a luxuriant and rare nature.
The Museum of the Roman Settlement [Museo della Centuriazione Romana] is housed in the Centro Civico of Borgoricco, which was designed by the famous architect Aldo Rossi; it contains a range of archaeological material found within the grid-work pattern (centuriation) of the Roman settlement in this area.
Located in the heart of the old city centre, Palazzo Zabarella – built for the family of that name at the end of the twelfth/beginning of the thirteenth century – is a significant reminder of an important period in the city’s history. Nowadays it houses exhibitions of international importance.
This is the oldest museum complex in the whole of the Veneto and has collections dedicated to archaeology and to the visual arts from the Middle Ages onwards. Now also incorporating the Scrovegni Chapel itself, the complex is housed in the cloisters of the former monastery of the Augustinian Hermit monks.
Opened in 2015, this provides a lively yet rigorous account of the history of medicine as it changed from an ancient practice into a modern science. Here, the University of Padua is a particular point of reference, given that it has long been home to one of the West’s most important Schools of Medicine. The layout is adapted to suit different types of visitors: a more playful presentation of facts for children, and a more scientific approach for grown-ups.
Esapolis is Italy’s first large-scale insectarium and was the result of a fruitful collaboration between the Province of Padua and Butterfly Arc. It is housed in the restored early-twentieth-century building that was once home to the country’s most important bacological research station.