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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.

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Tourist attractions Padua : Things to see and do

  • Scrovegni Chapel: frescoes by Giotto Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Piazza Eremitani 8 I - 35121 Padova

    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..

  • Hermits' church Recommended Recommended

    Piazza Eremitani I I - 35121 Padova

    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 ..

  • Padua Baptistry Recommended Recommended

    Piazza Duomo I - 35141 Padova

    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..

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Hotels Padua

  • Hotel Patavium Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Via Beato Pellegrino 106 I - 35137 Padova

    Prix Prices from : 78 €

    Hotel Patavium is in the centre of Padua, close to main roadways and the train station. You have free Wi-Fi access and a satellite LCD TV. Bikes can be rented directly from the Patavium Hotel at reception. The hotel features a private garden where ..

  • Hotel Europa

    Largo Europa, 9 I - 35137 Padova

    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..

  • Majestic Toscanelli Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Via Dell'Arco 2 I - 35122 Padova

    Prix Prices from : 88 €

    The Majestic Toscanelli is a sophisticated boutique hotel in Padua historic centre, 100 metres from Piazza Delle Erbe. Each room is uniquely designed in various styles and features carpeted or wood floors. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, air conditioning..

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Restaurants Padua

  • La Vecchia Enoteca Comfortable restaurant 

    via Santi 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.

  • Storie d'Amore Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Belle Parti Very comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Zaramella Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • La Finestra Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Ai Porteghi Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

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