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Padua

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A city filled with beauty, such as the Loggia dei Carraresi or the Palazzo della Ragione, true testimonies to the ancient splendor of the Signoria era. Not to be missed is the Scrovegni Chapel, with Giotto’s precious cycle of frescoes from the early 16th century, considered one of the masterpieces of Western art; or Donatello’s stupendous sculptures in the Basilica del Santo; or the more modern lines of Libeskind’s “Memory and

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The experience

A city filled with beauty, such as the Loggia dei Carraresi or the Palazzo della Ragione, true testimonies to the ancient splendor of the Signoria era. Not to be missed is the Scrovegni Chapel, with Giotto’s precious cycle of frescoes from the early 16th century, considered one of the masterpieces of Western art; or Donatello’s stupendous sculptures in the Basilica del Santo; or the more modern lines of Libeskind’s “Memory and Light” monument in the Porte Contarine area.

Padua is also a journey in the beauty of the ancient palaces, in the spirituality in its Churches, among all the Basilicas of St. Anthony, St. Justina, The Cathedral with its Romanesque Baptistery. And again a journey into the daily bustle of the city markets of Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta, or the splendor of Prato della Valle, or under the millennial arcades on summer evenings.

Padua is also the city of science, which spreads between the ancient walls of the university headquarters of the Bo Palace and along the avenues of Europe’s first university Botanical Garden. The contemporaneity of this creative and dynamic city is experienced in the liveliness of the markets, squares, restaurants, old taverns, among the tables of historic establishments such as Caffè Pedrocchi or in the trendy places where the ritual of the aperitif is consumed.

Padua by day offers itself to the visitor with its streets, crowded squares, and lots of zest for life, and by night it transforms, becoming romantic and atmospheric. Padua is an unforgettable journey.

Padua to eat…
Padua has a composite cuisine, which on the one hand echoes that of Venice, whose flavors and traditions it preserves, and on the other is linked to the products of the countryside, differing from area to area. Certainly typical dishes are “Bigoi,” a special kind of pasta, “Bollito alla padovana” and “oca in onto.” There are many food and wine products in the area, such as DOC wines and Veneto Berico Euganeo ham.

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