From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"From Paris to Milan the route was not new to me; at Milan I took the road to Venice, all around the country appeared nearly like the Milanese, one dull but fertile morass; I gave a few moments to the monuments of Verona, Vicenza, and Padua. On the 23d, I arrived at Venice, and spent five days in examining the remains of its former grandeur."
--Travels in Greece, Palestine, Egypt, and Barbary (1811) by Chateaubriand
List of notable residents
- Anthony of Padua (1195-1231). Franciscan priest, saint and doctor of the Church.
- Angelo Beolco aka Ruzante (1502 – March 17, 1542). Commedia dell'arte
- Jacopo Zabarella (1533–1589). Professor of philosophy and science.
- Stefano Landi (1586–1639). Early music composer, known for songs such as T'amai gran tempo, Augelin and Pascagla della vita.
- Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682–1771) anatomist, father of modern anatomical pathology
- Riccardo Patrese, racing car driver
- Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher
- Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770) Italian composer, violinist and theorist
- Guascanti Rappacini- Botanical scientist
- Giovanni Railich-Violin and Lutemaker from 1672 to 1678.