Loggia and Odeo Cornaro

Padova      via Cesarotti n. 37      routes


It is what remains of a much wider architectural complex which had been built nearby the palace of Alvise Cornaro, just a few steps from the Basilica of St. Anthony.

He intensely studied hydraulics, he was greatly committed in the drainage works that were carried out especially in the southern valley of the Paduan territory, he surrounded himself with men of letters, poets, writers and musicians. In 1524 he chose the architect Falconetto for the project of the Loggia. It was used as a background set for theatre performances, in particular for the plays of Angelo Beolco called Ruzante, guest and friend of  Alvise Cornaro.

The Odeo instead was intended for music and was completely built by 1544. It has an octagonal plan and an umbrella-shaped doom; the interior is finely decorated and inspired to the Nerone’s Domus Aurea and to the Te Palace in Mantua, for the architecture and the decorations.

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Opening hours:

from Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m..

Full price entrance ticket € 3,00, reduced price ticket € 2,00.

Closed on Mondays (excluding holidays), Christmas, Boxing Day, 1st January, 1st May.

Tel. 335/1428861.