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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Most Viewed Things to Do in Padova

  • 1. 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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  • 2. Prato della Valle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 3. Palazzo della Ragione

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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. Duomo di Padova

    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 felt a bit rich for what we saw. Granted,...

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  • 6. Piazza dei Signori

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 7. Cappella degli Scrovegni

    5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 8. 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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  • 9. 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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  • 10. Caffe Pedrocchi

    4 out of 5 stars

    Since the beginning of the '900 and 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. 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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  • 12. 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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  • 13. Botanical Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 14. Astronomical Tower of Padova

    Located near the Piazza del Signori is the famous Astronomical Clock that was built onto a building owned by the Carrarresi family. This clock is one of the oldest in Europe. Jacopo Dondi, an...

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  • 15. 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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  • 16. Oratorio di San Giorgio

    5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 17. 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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  • 18. Universita

    The university of Padua was founded in 1222. There is not much left of the original buildings, but there are some interesting things to visit: the 'Torre dei Papafava', the 'Palazzo Capodivaca' and...

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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. Chiesa di San Nicolo

    The church of San Nicolo dates back to 1088, and its medieval appearance is almost unaltered. However, in the 14th century the height of the church was increased, as it can be noticed by the ogival...

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  • 22. Musei Civici Eremitani

    The Eremitani Civic Museum is Padua's museum of art and archaeology. It is located in a former monastery and has two floors. The first floor features archaeological artifacts from the city's Roman...

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  • 23. 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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  • 24. Chapel of the Black Madonna- Il Santo

    The Chapel of the Black Madonna, or sometimes called the Chapel of the Black Virign, is the only part of the first church on the site, St. Maria Mater Domini, that remains today. It is a small chapel...

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  • 25. Archeological Museum - Pallazzo Zuckerman

    The museum is a connection of the archeological part, the Bottacin coin/statue part and the Medieval & moderna art part. It is housed in Palazzo Zuckerman. It differs from the Eremitani great museum...

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