Cappella Degli Scrovegni Private Visit
You will meet your driver at ship dock or at tender mooring; he will wait for you handling the Onirikos arrival board.
He will drive you to Padua where you will meet your Professional Guide in order to experience a unique private visit at Cappella Degli Scrovegni.
The Scrovegni Chapel, a masterpiece in the history of painting in Italy and Europe in the 14th century, is considered to be the most complete series of frescoes executed by Giotto in his mature age. The chapel was commissioned by Enrico Scrovegni, whose family fortune was made through the practice of usury, which at this time meant charging interest when loaning money, a sin so grave that it resulted in exclusion from the Christian sacraments.
Colour and light, poetry and pathos. Man and God. The sense of nature and history, humanity and faith are mingled in narrating the stories of the Virgin Mary and Christ in a unique way. Giotto completed the frescoes in the Chapel at the beginning of 1305. The iconography of the fresco cycles are those of the Life of Christ and the Life of the Virgin.
The Annunciation occupies a central position over the chancel arch. Also One of the most gripping paintings in the chapel is Giotto's portrayal of The Kiss of Judas, the moment of betrayal that represents the first step on Jesus' road to the Crucifixion.
After the tour your driver will escort you back to the Port.