From Monday 15th to Saturday 20th February 2010, the faithful will be able to venerate the mortal remains of St Anthony displayed in the Chapel of the Relics of the Pontifical Basilica of the Saint in Padua.
In this way we will satisfy the desire expressed by many to see the Body of the Saint again before its return to the splendid and recently restored Chapel of the Ark. The complex and delicate works started on 12th April 2008 with the temporary transfer of the urn into the Chapel of St James were completed on 4th December 2009.
The exposition coincides with the liturgical feast of the Translation of St Anthony (also known as the Feast of the Tongue),
To venerate the Body of St Anthony, the faithful may freely access the Chapel of the Relics, during the Basilica’s opening hours (6.20am – 7.00pm, Saturday until 7.45pm), from the side entrance (towards Via Cesarotti) and leave by the Magnolia Cloister in order to withdraw the Certificate of Pilgrimage.
14 February 2010
All information on roads, buses and trains to reach the Basilica.
The best way to reach the city centre and the Basilica during the time of the Exposition (From Monday 15 to Saturday 20 February) is not by car, but to make use of the public transport system (train, bus or tram). This is because of the city's heavy traffic, and because the streets around the Basilica are reserved for authorised vehicles.
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To ensure access to the Basilica for disabled people who have difficulty moving or for those with health problems, special yellow coloured Badges are available carrying the words: RESERVED ENTRANCE.
These Badges may be collected at the Information Office in the Magnolia Cloister (tel. *(+39) 049.8225741 - **(+39) 049.8225742* - email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and will ensure entrance from the main (central) portal of the Basilica, after admission from our security personnel.
For disabled people coming in groups it will be necessary to give *advance notice *of the visit via phone or email at the Information Office in the Magnolia Cloister (tel. *(+39) 049.8225741 - **(+39) 049.8225742* - email: email@example.com). Upon arrival at the Information Office one sole Badge will be given to the person responsible for the whole group, which will enter by the main portal.
The RESERVED ENTRANCE Badges are collected at the entrance to the Chapel of Relics (Treasury).