The 700th Anniversary celebrations

In 1922, under the rectorate of Luigi Lucatello, the University of Padua marked 700 years since its foundation. Celebrations for the prestigious anniversary were held between May 14 and 17 of that year, welcoming representatives of universities and institutes from all over the world plus members of the aristocracy and military leaders. The first day …
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Palinuro by Arturo Martini

Noted as the "last" work of the great Treviso sculptor Arturo Martini, the agreement behind the production of Palinuro dates back to 1 May 1945. The marble sculpture is dedicated to Primo Visentin, also known as "Masaccio", a partisan who fell in the Loria province of Treviso on 29 April 1945. Primo Visentin graduated from …
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The Labari of the Sala dei Quaranta

The Sala dei Quaranta of the University of Padua has long held 7 labari (a type of banner flag) on display, each one symbolically representing the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, the School of Engineering, the School of Pharmacy, as well as the Faculty …

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Gold medal to military valour

The first academic year of peace after the Second World War was opened on November 12, 1945 in the presence of the head of government Ferruccio Parri who gave the University of Padua, unique among Italian universities, the gold medal

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Racial laws hit the University of Padova

“I fulfil the duty to warn you that according to art. 3 of the Royal Decree – Law 5 September 1938 – XVI, n. 1390, bearing ‘Provisions for the defence of the race in the fascist school’, as from October 16 next you are suspended from service

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Massimo Campigli

A modern “European” artist and well-educated in ancient civilisations and ancient languages, Massimo Campigli was one of the most important and influential Italian artists of the 20th century.

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