The Scrovegni Chapel houses one of the finest and important fresco cycles by
Giotto. The theme is the life of the Virgin and it was completed in about
The church is also known as the Arena Chapel because it was built on the site
of a Roman arena and is located in Padua, Veneto, Italy. The chapel was built by
the wealthy banker Enrico Scrovegni who commissioned its decoration by Giotto
who was the pre-eminent painter in all of Italy at the time.
The chapel is magnificent and provides a fitting location for some of Giotto's greatest
Here are some examples of the frescoes:-
The Flight into Egypt (w)
Nativity, the birth of Jesus.