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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  • 26. Giardino dell'Arena

    These rather lovely little gardens are set alongside the river Bacchiglione, as you cross into the historical city from the railway station. They are well worth wandering and offer a pleasant, shady...

  • 27. Chiesa di San Nicolo - Church

    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...

  • 28. 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...

  • 29. Archeological Museum - Palazzo 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...

  • 30. 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...

  • 31. Daytrip - Bassano del Grappa

    Bassano del Grappa is a very quiet town located in the north of Padova, down the mountain Grappa. This is where it is produced one of the most famous Italian spirits: the grappa. The Ponte degli...

  • 32. Palazzo Emo Capodilista

    Palazzo Emo - Capodilista, located in Corso Umberto I, with a batllements and tall medieval tower, is one of the few buildings from the 13th century left in the city. It has the splendid Romanesque...

  • 33. 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...

  • 34. Chiesa di Santa Sofia - Church

    Santa Sofia is the oldest church structure in Padova, built originally in the 10th century, on the site where Mithraeneum to stand. It has original and unique structure. The Mithraeneum was usually...

  • 35. Ponte Molino

    Walking out of the old city through the ancient Roman gate of Porta Molino you find yourself crossing the Bacchiglione river on the Ponte Molino. This is a segmented arch bridge also dating from Roman...

  • 36. Casa Olzignani

    Casa Olzignani, in Via Umberto I, is one of my most favorite buildings in whole of Padova, whenever am visiting the town I must see again this exceptionally structured house. The house was erected in...

  • 37. Palazzo e Torre Zabarella

    I love Italian 'tower houses'. I first came across these early Medieval expressions of power (and how terribly symbolic having a bigger tower than anyone else clearly is!) in Pavia. since then I've...

  • 38. La Specola - Observatory

    If you like astronomy you cant miss this!!! The original building was the tower of a Padova castles started on the 1200. In the 1700 the Venetian republic decided to give to the Padova's university a...

  • 39. 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...

  • 40. Casa di Risparmio

    Cassa di Risparmio is a magnificent Renaissance villa located in the very center ( centro ) of Padova ( Padua for the anglofiles in the VT community ). Veneto architecture of the 16th. century...

  • 41. Museo Antoniano

    The Museo Antoniano lies off one of the courtyards found to the south of the basilica (as you look at the basilica on the piazza, there's an archway on the right). The museum features loads of...

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