Discover the beauty and history of the Scrovegni Chapel

Exterior of the Arena Chapel in Padua

If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer (Exodus 22:25) Photos by Patricia Gartman unless otherwise stated   FAST CULTURE Let us carefully tiptoe with Dante Alighieri, indisputably the Italian languageā€™s greatest poet, as he descends reluctantly yet resolutely into […]

Giotto: the Arena Chapel

Giotto shows the representation of human emotion, injects individuality once again in the people depicted and is interested in conveying a sense of realism. Back in the very early 1300s Padua was a very wealthy merchant city and the Scrovegni family was one of the most wealthy families in the city. Reginaldo Scrovegni had made […]