It was so important to me to visit the Arena Chapel because it's Giotto was one of the transition artists to the Italian Renaissance.And the subtlety of the frescoes simply doesn't show up in photographs. I had an amazing guide who explained the panels and made it come alive. The we walked through Padua to the St. Anthony's Church. It is marked by a sculpture of Donatello's - the first horse and rider made of cast bronze since Ancient Rome. The church has an altar w/ bronze panels made by Donatello which show the artist's ability to capture the humanity of his subjects. My guide managed to get permission to show me the back side of the altar which is unusual. I think she was fabulous and I enjoyed this tour so much. Padua is out of the way, but available by train as I did it from Venice to Florence. Well worth the trip..