The University of Padova (Padua) is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Galileo taught there from 1592-1610. Unfortunately no tours were available on the afternoon that I was in Padova so I didn’t get to see Galileo’s desk or one of the first anatomical theaters in Europe.
I went into several beautiful churches (my favorite — Gothic and Romanesque) and a number of other buildings with beautiful interiors. However, most places didn’t allow photos or didn’t allow flash — which meant the photos I did take are blurry or dark. One of the most amazing sites was the Pallazo del Ragione, a huge hall with frescoes and a giant horse statue by Donatello. The photo doesn’t do it justice, but it was awe-inspiring.