Padova, an undiscovered jewel, with many World Heritage Sites

Not known as Venice and Verona, Padova (Padua in english) offer many interesting places:

Prato della Valle (literally, vallery lawn, in Padova called: grassless lawn) one of the biggest squares of Europe, including an island surrounded by a channel and 78 statues. Near it, St Justine Basilica (ninth biggest church of the world) and the Bothanical Garden (founded 1545, world oldest one -, recently expanded.

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St Anthony Basilica, a unique mixing of byzantin, romanesque and gothic style, pilgrimage destination from all the world.

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Cappella degli Scrovegni (Scrovegni family Chapel), the Masterpiece of Giotto, with wonderful XIV century frescoes (

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The medieval twin squares: Piazza della Frutta (Fruit Square) and Piazza delle Erbe (Herbs Square) divided by Palazzo della Ragione, a palace with the shape of reverse hull, 80 meters long, internally painted by Giotto.

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Piazza dei Signori (Lords Square), the city lounge, with the astronomical clock tower.

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The Ancient Pedrocchi Cafè, built 1831 with his magnificent halls. (

Few minutes by car from Padova you can find:

Abano and Montegrotto - thermal towns particullary known for mud treatments. (

Piazzola sul Brenta - with wonderful Villa Contarini, which hosts the biggest antiquity market of Italy the last sunday of every month

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Villa Pisani in Stra - the biggest Venetian Villa comparable to a Royal Palace. (