Classical Music Concert and buffet dinner
April 6th, Padua
A Classical Music Concert will be held on April 6th at the "Sala dei Giganti Palazzo Liviano" - Padua University. The ‘Sala dei Giganti’ (Hall of Giants) is in a building that is now part of the University of Padua, but originally was part of the Carraresi Palace. The Hall is decorated by a fresco cycle painted in 1540 depicting illustrious historical figures. The hall is now a venue for concerts, meetings and exhibitions.
A buffet dinner will be held at the Caffé Pedrocchi, hystorical Coffe House in Padua, on the evening of April 6th.
Antonio Pedrocchi, the entrepreneur, founded the Café Pedrocchi during the first half of the 19th century. Now considered the finest and most beloved coffeehouse in Italy, Café Pedrocchi embodies the Neoclassical style of architecture crafted by the Venetian architect Giuseppe Jappelli. Jappelli studied at Clementine Academy in Bologna and has also designed such buildings as the Garden of Sommi in Torre de’ Picenardi and Pedrocchino in Padua. His best known work is the Pedrocchi Café in Padua. Situated near the university and Main Square, where stage coaches once dropped off passengers, Café Pedrocchi became the hub of cultural and social life in Padua. Nobles, artists, students, and patriots alike flocked to Café Pedrocchi to be seen and heard. In the latter half of the 19th century, Giuseppe Jappelli added the neo-Gothic addition to the Café Pedrocchi -the Pedrocchino-to serve as a confectioner’s shop. The second floor rooms are exquisite to say the very least, built in different styles around a great ballroom and dedicated to composer Rossini. Rossini composed chamber music and 39 operas, the most notable being the (The Barber of Seville). In 1848, the Café Pedrocchi experienced the Risorgimiento uprising in Padua and the tapestries of the ground floor boast the colors of the Italian flag. Originally the ground octagonal room housed the Stock Exchange and has welcomed artists, writers, and poets such as Lord Byron and Dario Fo.