Padova Urbs Picta

The city of Padua enters the Unesco World Heritage List for the second time.
The first time was in 1997 with the Botanical Garden, located in the historic centre of the city, founded in 1545 and the oldest in the world.
Now Padua enters for the second time in the history of the heritage of humanity, awarded for the cycles of frescoes of the fourteenth century. From July 24th 2021, thanks to Giotto and the fourteenth-century pictorial cycle, the inclusion of Padova Urbs Picta in the list of UNESCO sites was officially proclaimed.
It is Unesco itself that declares how the Paduan fresco cycles testify to the cultural, intellectual, and scientific fervour already at that time, where artists were able to innovate and mark a new era in the history of art, setting the pace for subsequent generations of artists.
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