Monument: Anatomical Theatre of Padua

The Anatomical Theatre of Padua, Northern Italy, is the first permanent anatomical theatre in the World.

Still preserved in the Palazzo del Bo, it was inaugurated in 1595 by Girolamo Fabrici of Acquapendente, according to the project of Paolo Sarpi and Dario Varotari.

This theatre constituted the model for the anatomical theatres built during the seventeenth century in the main universities of Europe: all would have been based on the Paduan archetype. It is the emblem of a great successful period for Padua's University, and it is considered one of the most important achievements for the study of Anatomy during the sixteenth century.