The Arena Chapel (and Giotto’s frescos) in virtual reality

Set the resolution to 8k! (use the gear icon) and take a guided virtual tour of the Scrovegni (Arena) Chapel, in Padova, Italy — thanks to Matthew Brennan. 360-degree video allows you to look around the interior freely, and provides a new perspective on this masterpiece of Italian Renaissance art.

See the frescoes up-close and at eye-level, as if you were floating right in front of them, thanks to a new approach developed by Mirror Stage Studio.

Narration by SmartHistory:

Video production by Mirror Stage:

This video makes use of imagery available in the public domain, as well as provided by SmartHistory.

Cite this page as: Matthew Brennan, "The Arena Chapel (and Giotto’s frescos) in virtual reality," in Smarthistory, October 2, 2020, accessed December 2, 2023,