October 25th 2019 – June 20th 2020.
The entire space of the San Gaetano Cultural Center, great and magnificent, will host a major international exhibition, with around two hundred pieces from the world’s greatest museums such as the British Museum, Turin’s Egyptian Museum and the Vatican Museums.
An unprecedented exhibition is dedicated to Giovanni Battista Belzoni and his incredible discoveries about ancient Egypt, which made him famous throughout the world, even if somewhat forgotten at home.
A giant in the land of the pyramids: explorer, engineer, pioneer of modern archeology, father of world Egyptology. The Paduan Giovanni Battista Belzoni was the most important and least remembered explorer of the 19th century, protagonist of an extraordinary and adventurous life little known in Italy.
In this important exhibition, the city of Padua pays tribute to his exploits with an experience that retraces his journeys among the pyramids: the right occasion to be able to know the name of Belzoni, in the pages of History. One of the most extraordinary characters in Paduan history, Belzoni was born at Portello, a Paduan neighborhood, on 5 November 1778; the son of a barber, was at the same time an engineer, an explorer and an archaeologist. Egypt is very present in Belzoni’s life, so much so that he will go there several times in his life. The first time in 1815, from there the journeys will be repeated. He will discover tombs, mummies and other precious finds. https://www.legittodibelzoni.it/
L’EGITTO DI BELZONI, Centro Culturale Altinate San Gaetano – Via Altinate 71 – Padova Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm; Friday and Saturday 9:00am – midnight; Sundays and holidays 9:00 am – 8:00 pm. Last access 1 hour and a half before closing. EXTRAORDINARY CLOSURES: on 24th and 31st December 2019 open until 15:00; 25th December 2019 and 1st January 2020 closed.
Admission: Full ticket € 16,00. Reduced ticket € 14,00 (Boys 6-17 years, Students 18-25, over 65, people with disabilities from 18 years). Free admission: children up to 5 years, children and young people with disabilities (up to 17 years), carers of visitors with disabilities.