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Private Padua Walking Tour
"The tour allows you to discover the historical city center with its ancient Cafés the beautiful squares the Jewish ""Ghetto"" area one of the best preserved areas of the city. Later you will go on to Prato della Valle one of the largest square in Europe to admire the beautiful palaces statues and fountains that surround it.Next to the square you will also see Saint Anthony's Basilica and the famous ""Botanical Garden"" which founded in the XVI century as the private University garden of curative herbs
From EUR390.00
 
4-hour Motorboat Cruise to Venice Lagoon Islands Murano Burano and Torcello
"Take a half-day cruise to the most famous Venetian islands known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery craft traditions and unique history. Reach the embarkation point at a few steps from St Mark’s Square get on board a comfortable motorboat and enjoy the introduction on Venice lagoon and its islands provided by your guide.Your first stop (approx. 40 minutes) will be in Murano sometimes referred to as the “Island of Glass” due to its ancient tradition of glass making. You will have the opportunity to visit one of its famous glass factories and see the glass being manufactured and blown. Alternatively you can visit Murano island on your own while respecting the scheduled meeting time for embarking again.Then your minicruise will continue towards Burano
From EUR20.00
 
Private Tour: Venice Film Locations Tour
"Follow in the footsteps of Johnny Depp Angelina Jolie Woody Allen and many more on an exclusive 3-hour cinetour of Venice! One of the most filmed (and photogenic) cities in the world Venice has played host to hundreds of films through the history of the cinema. Every film buff remembers the suggestive scenes of ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ set in Venice ‘calli’ (narrow streets) and buildings or the Doge’s Palace depicted in Orson Welles’ ‘Othello’. Joining the tour you will be able to visit the locations in which these scenes were shot and learn about the anecdotes legends and stories related to the shootings and their protagonists. If you like romance films you can focus on the romantic scenarios you saw in movies like ‘Anonimo Veneziano’
From EUR298.00

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Prato della Valle

Prato della ValleOne of the most beautiful parks I've ever seen! It's a network of small canals lined with wonderful marble sculptures. Unfortinately I don't know who or what the sculptures represent...
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Aug 25, 2002

Prato della Valle

When I visited it was a glorious warm sunny day and the area was filled with students basking either in the sun or lying in the shade (of which there is very little).
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Willettsworld
Sep 01, 2005

Prato della Valle

Some part of the Padova city is definitely French style. For this square, you can find a similar one in Paris. They look exactly the same.
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Fjordline
Oct 30, 2004

Prato della Valle

Great photograph opportunities in this huge open area. Statues line the boundaries of this oval-shaped park. Great view of Basilica E Abbazia in the distance.
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Jul 26, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Prato della Valle

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Botanical Gardens - Orto Botanico

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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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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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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Abbazia Santa Giustina

Two amazing historical sites are sadly overlooked when visiting Italy - the tomb of St. Luke, located in the Basilica di Santa Giustina, and the tomb of Saint Anthony (Sant' Antonio) located in the...
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Palazzo della Ragione

Another sight to visit in the palace is the "stone of shame" that once stood outside the courthouse and on which debtors were humiliated. This all adds up for the fact that the Palazzo della Ragione...
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Caffe Pedrocchi

This building was designed by Giuseppe Japelli and houses the cafe/coffee house in the center of Padova. Part of its history is that when the Austrians ruled Padova, the students and citizens of...
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