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Padova, ancient city of taste, religion and science.

Padova With only a 15-minute drive, you can arrive to the tram terminal end of the journey, leave the car and get on the tram that will conveniently bring you to the town centre of Padua in a short time.


Padova is a city that can offer great historical and artistic highlights: the roman Arena, the stunning Giotto frescos in the Scrovegni Chapel, the ancient Loggia Odeo and Cornaro and the largest square in Europe - after Moscow’s Red Square - the Prato della Valle. It is a stunning experience to get lost in the small streets characterised by Gothic and Romanesque art. Padova offers plenty of interesting cultural activities and is a well known university city.

Padova is an ideal city to go shopping or enjoying the local food and wine culture (you must try the “bigoli” pasta and the “dolce del Santo”- the traditional cake). Padova is known as the “city of the three withouts”: a park with no grass, the saint without name and the café without doors. The park with no grass refers to the majestic Prato della Valle, one of the greatest squares in the world.

The Saint without name is referred to the Saint Anthony cathedral: Saint Anthony is officially the city’s protector even though, originally, he was not from Padova. The café without doors refers to the stunning Caffe Pedrocchi, masterpiece of the 20th century eclectic movement that was open 24 hours a day for most of the 20th century, hence the saying that its doors are never closed. 

Moreover Padova is the town of other cultural temples: the Botanical Garden, which has become UNESCO World Heritage, and the University (one of the oldest in the world), where Galileo Galilei made some of his most important discoveries.