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When I visited in Spring, the chapel was fully-booked but I was all alone in the art gallery next door, admiring as well as the Giotto crucifix, other fine paintings by artists like Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo.
The Pinacoteca (art gallery) upstairs is vast, mostly deriving from a bequest with the condition that all the paintings should be on display together.
Entrance is free with Padova Card and the building's open 10am-6pm apart from a few public holidays.
One of Italy's most famous cafes, the Pedrocchi is a grand and expensive place to stop for a drink.
Among them is an exquisite crucifix painted by Giotto.
Despite the queueing groups ushered in and out of the 'must-see' chapel a few minutes away, few tourists seem to bother with this, rather like the queues in Florence who only want to see David.
Then you should arrive a few minutes early at the chapel, having left your bag in the free cloakroom in the main museum building.