Padova Off The Beaten Path

  • Scrovegni Chapel  in the park.
    Scrovegni Chapel in the park.
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  • The amazing amphitheatre.
    The amazing amphitheatre.
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  • So much to see at the Giardina dell'Arena.
    So much to see at the Giardina...
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Padova

  • 1. Le Mura di Padova

    For the most part Sam and I focused on the remains of the defensive walls near the park Giardini dell’Arena. These walls were built partly during the ancient Roman era, the only traces to survive are...

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  • 2. Villa Badoer Fattoretto

    Originally built in 1518 bu Giacomo Badoer, it was restored. In 1711 the gardens were added by Bernadino Badoer. Over the years ownership to many people/groups, but was owned a long time by Carlo...

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  • 3. Piazza Capitaniato

    We sat down on a bench and had a good look at the amazing building surrounding the Piazza Capitaniato. On the east side of the square we saw the back side of the famous clock tower Torre dell'Orologio...

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  • 4. Giardina dell'Arena - Full of history.

    While planting and land form in much of the park appear natural, it is in fact almost entirely landscaped. The park contains several natural-looking lakes and...

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  • 5. Giardina dell'Arena - Garden of the Arena.

    The Giardina dell’Arena was built at the beginning of the Roman era. The construction of the park was made possible by the presence of the Roman amphitheatre,...

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  • 6. Giardina dell'Arena - So much to explore.

    At some point of being a VT member it always amazes me that there are such a beautiful public parks or gardens right in the middle of huge cities. This fact...

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  • 7. Venice - Our 'game plan' strategy.

    Most people try to rush Venice on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing Venice properly is a game plan, you...

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  • 8. Venice - Picturesque corners of labyrinthine city.

    To be honest, I was quite thrilled to show the amazing city of Venice to Paulien and mostly to my children. It is probably a must see location if you like to...

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  • 9. Venice - To roam the narrow streets and piazzas.

    Before we visited the city of Venice I could say that I was already been to this beautiful city twice. Therefore I already knew that the best way to explore the...

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  • 10. Nice place for a quiet people-watch

    Piazza di Capitaniato is accessed through the arch under the Torre dell'Orologico in Piazza dei Signori...and it is lovely.It's quite a large square, but a very...

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  • 11. Palazzo del Comune or Palazzo Moroni

    Palazzo del Comune, or Palazzo Moroni, is constituted of several buildings: the 16th century Palazzo Moroni (coloquial name for the entire complex), which...

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  • 12. Palazzo del Podesta

    Right across from the university Palazzo Bo, stands the Palazzo del Comune of Padova, which is also called Palazzo del Podesta but locals usually call it...

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  • 13. Palazzo del Consiglio - Palazzo degli Anziani

    The huge complex of ex-Palazzo del Podesta (called Palazzo Moroni now) consists of several palaces:- Palazzo del Consiglio extends in the east corner of the...

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  • 14. The tomb of Antenore

    Antenor is a character from Greek mythology whos name is linked to various myths. For many ancient and medieval authors, Anteor was referred as a traitor....

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  • 15. The tomb of Lovato

    During Napoleonic rule in Veneto, many decree dictated suppression, especially to sacral objects, however, the tomb of Antenore was left untouched and in...

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  • 16. Chiesa di San Clemente

    The church of San Clemente was mentioned in the document of 1190 and was elevated to a parish in the 14th century. Starting from 1386 it was the church where...

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  • 17. Palazzo Zabarella

    The history of Palazzo Zabarella, located in via San Francesco 27, runs parallel to that of the city of Padova, from the 8th AC till today. It is the story of...

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  • 18. Reggio Carrarese

    With the building of Reggio as a residence palace, built by Ubertino in 1338, the Carraresi family confirmed their power in Padova. The ancient palace of the...

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  • 19. Home of Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution.His achievements...

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  • 20. Visit Colli Euganei

    When tourist visit Padova they hardly notice that, at few kilometers, there is a wonderful are worthwile visit. Colli Euganei are a bunch of vulcanic hills,...

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  • 21. Hills Of Padova--Colli Euganei

    When coming to visit Padova the buildings obstruct the view of the hills to the southwest, and even if you are in an open area, you might not be able to see...

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  • 22. Treviso maps-introduction

    The town is rather easy to manuveur around once you are inside. What is not provided is directional signs to find key tourist sites. A good map helps to be able...

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  • 23. Treviso Museos

    This is the only museum open for tour. The other 3-4 are under renovation. Some of the artifacts and paintings have been moved over to here, but that makes it a...

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  • 24. Monselice-the town

    The town is still surrounded by walls and the original castle fortress ruins of Rocca, called Mostio Fredericiano is up on the top of the hill. You used to be...

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  • 25. Monselice-castle Cini-Ca' Marcello

    Cini castle (CA' Marcello)is the main feature to tour, and has a large collection of medieval weapons and armor. It is carved into 4 structures built since 11th...

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