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Padua Travel Guide, Italy

Padua, Travel Guide – General Information

If you are planning a trip to the North of Italy, then you shouldn’t miss the chance to visit the beautiful city of Padua. Located at only 40 km from amazing Venice and 29 km from Vicenza, this town has preserved all the pleasures that has made the Italian “la dolce vita” so famous. Padua is included in the Veneto district, being situated on the Bacchiglione River. Thus, the city is characterized by a large number of bridges that cross the blue river and by the mesmerizing architecture.

Padua, Travel Guide - Main Points of Attraction

Padua’s most famous tourist attraction is represented by the Scrovegni Chapel. This place, also called “Arena Chapel” exhibits one of the most beautiful fresco cycles in the world, telling the story of Virgin Mary. The Palazzo della Ragione is also an interesting destination, due to its amazing allegorical frescoes and the largest unsupported roof in Europe. Next in the top, realized by Padua Travel Guide, is Basilica di Sant'Antonio da Padova, where the remains of the saint draw thousands of Catholics that still believe in miracles. Even more, Saint Antonio is considered to be under Vatican territory. Just like any Italian town, Padua brags itself with a fascinating elliptical square, called Prato della Vale, which is believed to be the largest on the continent, after the one in Moscow. Other points of attraction in this unique city are: the church of San Gaetano, the abbey and the basilica of Santa Giustina, the City Hall, called Palazzo Moroni, the Caffé Pedrocchi, built in neoclassical style and the Roman bridge, Ponte San Lorenzo.

Padua, Travel Guide – Events

Italians are internationally known for their optimism, their pleasure in seizing the moment and their unique way of transforming the act of eating into art. That is why in Italy the festive days are quite numerous and people don’t miss the chance to enjoy these exciting events. Almost every month, Italians have found a reason for celebrating; even if the biggest part of the events have religious or historical connotation. With these occasions, outdoors markets take place on the beautiful streets of Padua city every day, with the exception of Sunday. It is now that you can truly make acquaintance with this Latin culture, understanding and admiring its charm and serenity.

Once this unique city has revealed all its secrets, keep Padua Travel Guide only as a memory, look for some new information in Verona Travel Guide and Trieste Travel Guide and continue your discovery.

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