The University of Padua celebrates its 800th anniversary by adding a touch of colour to some places, and creating points of interest to meet and exchange ideas because only through dialogue can a future of justice, equality and opportunity be built.
Via del Portello, Largo Debussy, Piazzale Firenze and Piazzale Cuoco have been decorated with decorative elements that are symbolic links to the identity of the University, thanks to the use of eco-sustainable graffiti and its zero environmental impact.
The four districts (Arcella, Guizza, Portello, and Sacra Famiglia) cover four thematic areas divided into a calendar of events for the eight hundredth anniversary based on the values and history of the University. The decorative elements on via del Portello are an emblem of art inspired by the light fixtures designed by Gio Ponti found in Palazzo del Bo. The armillary sphere, located in Piazzale Firenze, represents science and the scientific discoveries that have built upon the history of the University. Nature is the protagonist of Piazzale Cuoco, a place where the geometric designs divide the quarters of the Botanical Garden that have become the basis that illustrates the square. But all of this would not have been possible without the ideas and the freedom to express them, which are represented in Largo Debussy by the symbolic elements of the University seal.
Infos and photos: 800anniunipd.it/en/800intown