Once called "Hall of Heroes", 37 meters long, 9 meters high and 17,5 meters wide, before 1379 the date
on which Silk Lombardo on prayer Carrarese, ended the the "De Viris Illustribus" of Francesco Petrarca.
The 36 paintings were originally executed by Altichieri, Avanzo and by Ottaviano Pradino.
The current decors of 1540 with the colossal figures of emperors and heroes, led to that name of the hall.
They are for the most part of Domenico Campagnola, others belong to Stefan Dall'Arzere and Gualtieri. It is a tradition that the portrait of Cardinal Zabarella placed between the windows of the east, this is the work of Tiziano: may be, but it isn't certainly worthy of such great brush.
In Sala dei Giganti stands a beautiful portrait of Francesco Petrarca, attribuited to Altichieri (second half of '300).
Only the perimeter walls are originals, because a fire of 1540 that destroyed the roof and the frescoes, the only one left is the fresco depicting Petrarca at his home in Arquà. It is believed that existing frescoes have been suggested by prince Francesco I from Carrara and artists by Petrarca in the same number of thirty six, like t the work
"De Viris Illustribus" commissioned by Francesco I to the poet in the same number of biographies, chosen from the highest level of Roman characters.
Below the figures there are beautiful epigraphs, composed by the Selvatico. The 44 figures are enclosed
in boxes and niches, divided by fake doric columns.
Centro Culturale San Gaetano
Via Altinate, 71 - Padova
The restructuring of the former convent of Theatines, led to the birth of Centro Altinate / San Gaetano,
a civic centre dedicated to art and culture used for exhibitions, performances and exhibitions, as well
as hosting a rich library and a civic centre for young people . This new urban reality is accredited as a place of multifaceted activities, from contemporary art, to
photography and film. A place open for every citizen of Padua, with its 12,000 square meters in which
it is possible to socialize, study, attend concerts, play, do performances, have lunch or a coffee and
read a book in the modern library or purchase CDs, DVDs and books.
Centro Congressi Papa Luciani
via Forcellini, 170/a, 35128 Padova
The Conference Centre of Padua "Luciani A."is the most spacious and functional conference centre in the Northeast: the main spaces are a main hall, the Auditorium, with 730 people in a theatre and event space, the Hall of the Park, of 600 square meters.
Altogether has 2000 square meters of conference and exhibition space, a total of 9 meeting rooms with capacities from 20 people. The Conference Centre of Padua completely meets the organizational requirements of courses, conferences and conventions medical-science. Thanks to features and modularity of the spaces, the Congress Centre of Padua plays the role of location for event, meetings, roadshows, exhibitions, fairs, gala dinners, for small numbers and also for higher capacities. Imagine and create a setting suitable for each cinema is very easy and inexpensive.Features of the Convention Centre is the green garden around it: it is situated in a beautiful private park of 35,000 square meter that anyone can see from the windows of both the Auditorium and Conference Hall of the Park.