Padova Things to Do

  • The stall of shame
    The stall of shame
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  • Situated at the square Piazza Duomo.
    Situated at the square Piazza Duomo.
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  • The tower of the Duomo.
    The tower of the Duomo.
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  • 1. Prato della Valle

    Walking the relatively short thirty minute walk from the train station through the narrow streets of Padova coming into the massive Prato Della Valle is quite a shock. Said to be the second largest...

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  • 2. Basilica di San Antonio

    Basilica del Santo has been an important pilgrimage destination since the thirteenth century. Its construction begun in 1232 to house the tomb of saint Anthony. It was completed in 1307. This church...

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  • 3. Palazzo della Ragione

    Right in the centre of old Padova is the epic Palazzo della Ragione. It sits in between two grand squares, the Piazza Delle Erbe and the Piazza Delle Frutta. Often these piazzas fill up with market...

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  • 4. Basilica di Santa Giustina

    The 'Basilica di Santa Giustina' was restored in the 16th century . It is a big and beautiful church. Inside this basilica you will find a wonderful work by Verones: "The Martyrdom of Santa...

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  • 5. Tomb of Antenor

    ....supposedly! You'll find this sarcophagus in Piazza Antenore (of course), opposite the rather lovely 15th-century Palazzo Sala and the Gothic Palazzo Romanin Jacur (which carries an inscription...

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  • 6. Bo University

    This impressive doorway to the Bo University is cast in Bronze, which was seized from the enemy during WW1. It was the work of G. Qrsolini and G. Casanova, which was carried out between 1922 -...

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  • 7. Piazza dei Signori

    All day different events take place at the Piazza dei Signori. When we arrived we saw some fruit and vegetable stands that adorned the piazza in this particular morning. We learned that they had to...

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  • 8. Piazza della Frutta

    Once you are on the Piazza della Frutta you simply can’t miss out on the huge Palazzo della Ragione. If you are a person that is meandering about historic center of a town and a picturesque open-air...

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  • 9. Scovegni Chapel

    The Scrovegni Chapel is a small chapel in Padua whose interior walls are covered by beautiful frescoes painted by the artist Giotto in the 1300s. The frescoes cover the life of Jesus, his mother Mary,...

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  • 10. Caffe Pedrocchi

    Since the beginning of the '900 (until 1916) it was opened 24 hours 24. For this reason it was called “cafe without doors”. On the ground floor there is a luxury cafe. Some rooms originally used for...

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  • 11. Cappella degli Scrovegni

    The chapel itself is rather plain and simple if you have a good look at it. Truly … we had no idea about the treasures inside! The one very good thing is the fact that the Cappella degli Scrovegni was...

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  • 12. Loggia Amulea

    The Loggia Amulea, also known as Ca' duddo Palazzo Zacco, is an beautiful example of the palace built in neo-Gothic style. It is one the most attractive palace on the Prato della Valle square. The...

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  • 13. Palazzo del Capitano

    On the Piazza dei Signori, adjacent to the 15th century Grand Loggia, stands the Palazzo del Capitano. This was home to the city's Venetian rulers. It has a 16th century clock tower, and an...

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  • 14. Oratorio di San Giorgio

    This is the funeral chapel of the Lupi di Soragna family with an interior decorated with frescoes by Jacopo Avenzo, who painted them in 1378-84. These are among the most impressive examples of 14th...

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  • 15. Botanical Gardens

    Padova's Orto Botanico are really very special...they are the very first academic botanical gardens anywhere. For this reason they are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The gardens were first...

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  • 16. Torre dell’Orologio

    You'll find this rather impressive structure in Piazza dei Signori. The 'clock tower' dates from the early fifteenth century (1400s), making it older than the one in Venice's Piazza San Marco. A...

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  • 17. Basilica del Carmine

    Just outside the ancient old town is the Basilica del Carmine, a church most interesting for its history of destruction. Most churches in Italy have taken damage from earthquakes at some time in their...

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  • 18. Arco Valaresco

    The triumphant Arco Valaresso is located in Piazza Duomo, next to the palace of the Monte di Pieta. It was built in 1632 by Giambattista della Scala in honour of Alvise Valaresso, captain and...

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  • 19. Battistero

    Next to the Cathedral lies the 'Battistero', built in the 12th century and maybe the most beautiful of Padua’s structures. Inside the Baptistery there are interesting Giusto de Menabuoi's frescoes...

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  • 20. Saint Anthony

    The most famous church is the basilica dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua, simply known as "Il Santo". The bones of the Saint rest in a chapel richly...

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  • 21. Duomo di Padova - Simple indeed.

    We travel far and wide to see good art and we're happy to pay for the privilege. The Baptistery of the Duomo di Padova charged us 2,80 Euros per person which...

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  • 22. Duomo di Padova - Lighting a candle.

    Okay, we did decide to return to the Duomo di Padavo at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Although we were quite early when we arrived at the Duomo di Padova we were...

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  • 23. Duomo di Padova - Only open at 4 o'clock!

    In advance we were told that this cathedral by the name of Duomo di Padova was a must see. The official name is the “Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta”,...

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  • 24. Roman amphitheatre - Imagine it.

    The following fact we learned from a book and a sign which was located at the site: “The Roman amphitheatre of Padua had an elliptical shape of 134,26 meters on...

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  • 25. Roman amphitheatre - The Arena.

    The city of Padua was a Roman municipium since 45 BC and used to have the name Patavium at that time. Unlucky enough the city was stormed and burned by enemies...

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