Plaza Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Corso Milano 40, Padua, Veneto, 35139, Italy
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  • Families70
  • Couples64
  • Solo50
  • Business41

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Station to St. Anthonys

by mictm3

Ciao/Hello,
We are visiting Padua for a day trip from Venice and will be arriving by train, can anyone please tell me how to get to St.Anthony's Basillica from the station? is it too far to walk? Is St.Anthony's near the town? hopefully we can get some sort of map when we arrive. Thank you for you help, Regards, Michele.

Re: Station to St. Anthonys

by hawkhead

Yes, you can walk from the station. We did. I think it took about 20 minutes. When you arrive at the station, there is a tourist info office on the right as you exit - they are extremely helpful and have maps. You might consider buying a Padova Pass. You can also take a bus into the centre of Padua and the Basilica is a shortish walk from there. I hope you are going to visit the Scrovegni Chapel as well - much more worth a visit than St Anthony's. You will need to book to visit.

Re: Station to St. Anthonys

by oriettaIT

Hawkhead is right on everything, an alternative to the bus is the tram that run from the right side of the train station and stop close to St Antony Basilica.
The Scrovegni chapel is a gem and worth a visit, you can read here http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/bdaa0/23d9b/1/ for more information about their booking system, the reservation can be made online.
I would also go to the Eremitani Church (few meter from Scrovegni chapel) to see Mantegna masterpieces.
Enjoy my town!!

Re: Station to St. Anthonys

by mictm3

Thank you both for your help, it is good to know that there is a tourist office right near the station. To be honest the main reason we are going to see St.Anthony's Basillica is because here in Australia our two children go to a college called Padua who has St.Anthony as their patron. As the children are missing a fair bit of school for our trip we felt we should at least visit Padua to see where St.Anthony is laid to rest. The more I read about Padua the more I am looking forward to seeing it for myself. regards, Michele

Re: Station to St. Anthonys

by oriettaIT

yes, you will see there is much to visit, but the main sights are not far from each other and, with a bit of planning, you can manage to see a lot just walking around.

Travel Tips for Padova

Scrovegni Chapel

by oriettaIT

Scrovegni Chapel is a gem, the number one attracion in Padova, you must see it. The Giotto paintings are incredible, he was known as the father of the renaissance, living almost one hundred years before so many famous painters. This paitings is impossible to describe in words, you must see by yourself.
The visit needs to be prebooked by phone dialing 0039 049 2010020 or in their Cappella degli Scrovegni On line booking system, they will give you the time you are supposed to be there and you can plan the rest of your visit according to this time. The afternoon seems to be a bit less busy as school visit are normally during morning.
Before entering the Chapel you will see a video that will explain the main facts. The video seems to be available only in Italian. I suggest you read about the Chapel BEFORE coming in, as the visit is limited to only 15-20 minutes.
The ticket you purchase includes the possibility to visit the Padova museum and Palazzo Zuckerman, if you have the spare time they are both worth a visit. I have seen the Chapel two times, first before and than after the renewal work they did in 2001. The difference is awesome, the Giotto paintings are simply incredible. The only negative thing is the short time they will give you to see.. it is not enough to see everything well.

Architecture

by sandysmith

Padova is an old university town and wandering around the streets near here there were interesting architectural details to catch your eye - like these arched windows and balcony on Palazzo Jacur on Via Francesco.

Bo - the university of Padova

by croisbeauty

Palazzo del Bo is the central building of the university complex of Padova. It is named after the hostel with the sign of the ox (bue in local dialect). The palace was built in the early 14th century and was the first official residance of the Da Carraro family, until 1343 when they moved to their great Palace.

Looking for a Permisso ??

by mapakettle

The attached photo shows a familiar courtyard to anyone extending their visit to Padova.

This is the back of the police station, where visitors huddle together for warmth from 6am until gosh knows when, waving their documents or passports, attempting to be a 'chosen' one.

You begin by lining up outside the gate, gradually work your way inside the gated enclosure (which is locked behind you), and eventually gain entrance to the interior of the police station, where you are treated to an interregation of great magnitude in a foreign language, poor manners, and personal humility.

The worst thing is that one hand does not know what the other hand is doing, nor do they seem to care. You get bounced from one office to another, with no clear guidelines or check list to follow.

Anyone who requires a permission to stay within Italian borders must go through this process. If one letter is not dotted, one 'stamp' not affixed, an additional set of 'photos' required, you are ejected, to go through the entire process the following day.

Pouring rain means nothing, extreme temperatures don't count, a bowel movement will 'cost' at the port-a-potties (pity you if you have no change).

This is one reason Ma Kettle and I hesitate taking permanent residence within Italy. We have spent days within this courtyard, as have countless thousands of people before us, many with newborn babies or young children in tow. We have been fortunate as we are white, Canadian, blessed with permanent incomes, and Ma Kettle was born in Italy. Others...I feel pity for. I truly do.

Very inhumane, and a serious character flaw for Italians everywhere, much like a festering boil on a person's neck. Everybody knows it exists, but the preference is to ignor it.

Wrong, wrong, wrong. Heve compassion for others. Only the Italian citizen can demand changes.

La Specola

by prleprle

At the corner of streets Riv T. da Composanpietro and Riv. Paleocapa you'll find this interesting La Specola tower of Astronomaical observatory (Osservatorio astronomico). Hidden but romantic with that small river around and ducks on it.

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Address: Corso Milano 40, Padua, Veneto, 35139, Italy