Padua

Padua, the city of Saint Anthony, is a modern and lively city that combines historical-cultural heritage, centuries-old traditions, faith, and well-being.

The picturesque Veneto city is located in the heart of the Po Valley, in a privileged position in the northeast of Italy, between Venice and Verona. Just outside the city are the great green lungs of the Euganean Hills (Colli Euganei) and the center of one of the largest spas in Europe, the Euganean Spas (Terme Euganee).

Padua is a city of art, rich in culture. From Giotto to Donatello, Petrarch to Galileo, Padua has been host to the greatest artists and scientists, making it a temple of knowledge and beauty. Its ancient history breathes through the architectural miracles of the middle ages, the legacy of the famous University, and the charm of the aristocratic villas, arcaded streets, and squares.

Padua is twice listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List: for its Botanical Garden, the oldest academic garden in the world, and the fourteenth-century fresco cycles, a museum widespread in eight civic and holy sites in Padua under the Padova Urbs Picta guardianship.

Padua has an outstanding tourism offer that embodies many of the virtues of Veneto: arts, history, and nature. …read more

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Caffè Pedrocchi

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Caffè Pedrocchi

Caffè Pedrocchi, one of the symbols of modern Padua, a café with historical prominence recognized for its coffee and good food

Prato della Valle

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Prato della Valle

Prato della Valle in Padua is one of the most spectacular squares in the world and, with its 90,000 square meters, is one of the largest in Europe.

Basilica of Saint Anthony

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Basilica of Saint Anthony

One of the most famous and visited sanctuaries in the world and a testament of art decorated by Giotto, Giusto de' Menabuoi, Altichiero da Zevio, and Jacopo Avanzi

Botanical Garden of Padua

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Botanical Garden of Padua

The oldest Heritage Garden in the world, home to over 6,000 different plant specimens and the futuristic Garden of Biodiversity

Basilica of Santa Giustina

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Basilica of Santa Giustina

The Paduan Basilica is one of the largest churches in the Christian world and one of the greatest masterpieces of Renaissance architecture.

Scrovegni Chapel

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Scrovegni Chapel

The Scrovegni Chapel houses one of the most outstanding masterpieces of figurative art of all time, the complete fresco cycle created by Giotto

The Astronomical Clock Tower

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The Astronomical Clock Tower

Torre dell'Orologio is a medieval clock tower which rises between the Piazza del Capitaniato and Piazza dei Signori, representing one of the symbols of the Carrarese era in Padua.

Palazzo della Ragione

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Palazzo della Ragione

A true miracle of architectural audacity and an impressive collection of fourteenth-century mural paintings, the only secular and civil commission executed by Giotto in Padua