Cities of Italy: Padova

Based approximately in VI in. to N. NS., Padova is the homeland of one of the oldest European universities and the large scientific and cultural center of the region. Tit Liby was born here, Donatello worked, from the Department of Local University, Dante lectures, Copernicus, Petrak, Goldeni and Galilee are buried here, Holy Anthony is buried here – a cult character for pious Italians. Every year in June, when the day of this is honored with all the Italians of the Holy, the pilgrims from all over the world go to Padu, to see the disguised fragments of the Anthony body, which from 1232 "decorated" altar Basilica del Santo and which are still allegedly possessed by miraculous properties. In addition, Padova is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and the most important shopping, scientific and political center of Northeast Italy.


The city center is the area Prato-della Valla, from which rays are scattered narrow medieval streets paved by an uneven paving. Almost all historical monuments are focused within five quarters from here – a huge San Justina Basilica (XVI B.), Rimsky amphitheater (60 g. to N. NS.), Piazza del Santo, House Donatello (XIV B.), Church of St. Antonio (XI-XII centuries.) with the adjacent monastery of Franciscan Minors, Del-Bo Palace (It is here from the end of the XVI century a Padan University), Piazza del Erbe with a picturesque vegetable bazair, Castle Ezzelino III (1242 g.), Church of Eremitani (XIII-XIV BB.), Capella Dille-Grasnovy (1303-1305.) with 36 frescoes of Jotto, Palazzo del Captaino (XVI B.), Cathedral (XVI B.), Church of San Nikolo (XII-XIII centuries.), building Admiralty (XIV-XVI centuries.) on Signoria Square, building Palace of Justice (XIV B.), Palazzo-della Rajone (Salon, 1218 g.) With the first floor of the oldest shopping center in Europe, again the oldest in Europe Botanical Garden (1545 g.) and famous Cafe Pedrocchi, Since 1831, the place of traditional meetings of the Creative Intelligentsia of the city.

For the convenience of tourists in Padua, a special tourist map has been released Padovacard Two species – a validity of 48 and 72 hours (cost 15 and 20 euro, respectively). Its owners receive the right of free visits to the sights and museums of the city, as well as its surroundings, discounts on excursions on a water tram ("Baitlo") Along the coast of Riviera del Brenta, as well as the free subscription Asiago Card, giving the right to discounts in the thermal resorts of the town of Aziago (Asiago). Cards can be purchased at the tourist information centers at the Padua railway station, in the Pedrocchi Gallery, in the Cathedral at Piazza Duomo, as well as in some museums and hotels, the list of which is available on WWW.Padovacard.IT (here you can also place an online card purchase).

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Cities of Italy Padua

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