Things to see and do - Padua
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Padua Travel guide
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Padua is a university town (its university is the second oldest in Italy after Bologna) and place of pilgrimage dedicated to St Anthony of Padua. Dominated for much of its past by Venice, Padua is also an important centre of art and is home to works by two Florentine artists: Giotto, who painted a magnificent cycle of frescoes here, and Donatello. It also contains works by the great local painter, Andrea Mantegna, who had a particularly innovative approach to perspective.
Tourist attractions Padua : Things to see and do
Piazza Eremitani 8
Around 1310 Giotto decorated the walls of this chapel with 39 frescoes depicting the lives of Joachim and Anne, the Virgin and Christ: the Flight from Egypt, the Judas' Kiss, the Laying in the Tomb are the most famous scenes in this collection of exc..
Piazza Eremitani I
Sadly greatly damaged by bombing in 1944, this 13C church has been rebuilt in the original Romanesque style and preserves (in the Orvetari chapel) fragments of frescoes by Mantegna which give you an idea of the powerful vision of this artist. In the ..
Adjoining the cathedral, the 12C baptistery has some interesting frescoes depicting scenes from the Bible, executed between 1376 and 1378 by Giusto de' Menabuoi. The cycle starts high in the cupola with the Creation, and concludes with the Apocalypse..
Largo Europa, 9 I - 35137 Padova
Prix Prices from : 74 €
Hotel Europa is set in the historic city centre, close to the railway station, in front of the Scrovegni Chapel with Giotto's famous frescoes. The Europa Zaramella offers 78 new rooms and 2 junior suites, all equipped with the most modern comforts i..
Via Dondi Dall'Orologio, 7 I - 35139 Padova
Hotel Verdi offers bright rooms in the heart of Padua's old town, 200 metres from the cathedral and Teatro Verdi. Albergo Verdi's rooms come with satellite TV and air conditioning. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout and an internet point is also avai..
Via Giovanni Anghinoni 10 I - 35121 Padova
Set in the historic centre of Padua just 50 metres from the famous Cafè Pedrocchi, Le Camp Resort & Spa features design, luxurious accommodation with free Wi-Fi and the Luxury Spa with hammam and gym. Fitness and yoga classes are available on site. ..
largo Europa 10 I - 35137 PADOVA
This restaurant's origins date back to the 19C. Delicious cuisine focusing on classic Italian fare and traditional specialities from the Veneto, as well as attentive and friendly service are just some of its attractions.
via San Martino e Solferino 32 I - 35122 PADOVA
In the heart of the historic centre, this restaurant is furnished with a profusion of wood, which gives it a cosy, romantic feel. Classic cuisine, plus a less expensive 'Cheap & Chic' menu at lunchtime.
via Belle Parti 11 I - 35139 PADOVA
A single dining room divided in half by two little archways: many paintings on the walls, mirrors, wood on the floors and the ceilings. Refined atmosphere, with seasonal specialities.
via Desman 418, località Borgorico I - 35122 Padova
An attractive restaurant not far from Padua with a contemporary feel. It has a menu of fish and meat dishes accompanied by an interesting selection of wines. A fashionable and romantic option for a delightful dining experience.
via dei Tadi 15 I - 35139 PADOVA
Cosy and welcoming setting, where the wide professional experience of the chef is reflected in delicious contemporary cuisine. It is rendered original by several creative, measured and unobtrusive points.
via Cesare Battisti 105 I - 35121 PADOVA
Having moved away from a more innovative style of cuisine, this restaurant now focuses on the traditional dishes of the Veneto. Attractive, typical ambience.