Week-end in Padua - a Unesco trip!
An unmissable week-end in Padua!
An Itinerary to discover its beauties and treasures!
Discover your ideal Venetian Accomodation and live a Stay in Veneto!
Padua, city of great artistic and cultural tradition, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2021 for its 14th Century pictorial frescoes.
Discover our Itinerary in Padua and live a unique experience!
The gems of this city, Padua, include:
- Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel and Urbs Picta: the most important in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, would be enough on its own to justify a visit to Padua! The Civic Museums collect a beautiful collection of painters especially Venetians (Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Veronese) and the Church of the Hermits.
Baptistery of the Dome: perfectly preserved, another extraordinary cycle of frescoes, that of Giusto de 'Menabuoi. Admire the starry sky and the host of angels of this UNESCO World Heritage jewel.
Basilica of St. Anthony: you can not forget the presence of the "Saint" as the Paduans call him. St. Anthony whose centuries-old presence in the city is found not only in the relics preserved in the Basilica, the Tomb, pilgrimage destination of millions of people from all over the world, chapels, spires and cloisters, but also the many sweets that bear his name, for a sweet and pleasant break.
Piazza della Frutta, Erbe e Signori is the beating heart of the worldly and social life of the City, a lively and elegant living room where you can sip a spritz and taste the food and wine excellences of the historic shops under "il Salone".After a long day spent walking around the city, one must relax in Piazza delle Erbe, della Frutta e dei Signori where it is possible to enjoy a fresh spritz, a popular traditional cocktail drank as an aperitif.
Palazzo della Ragione: the Palazzo della Ragione (also called Salone) was the ancient seat of the city courts and the covered market of Padua. It was included by UNESCO among the World Heritage Sites in the site of the fresco cycles of the fourteenth century of Padua. The interior of the palace is amazing: a single room 80 meters long and 27 meters wide, completely frescoed. The Wooden Horse, the pendulum of Focoault and the stone of Vituperio.
Botanical Garden: Unesco heritage, founded in 1545 for the cultivation of medicinal plants, is an example of the relationship between Nature and Culture. Discover its "Super Star", the oldest plant of the oldest Botanical Garden in the World, the "Goethe Palm", planted in 1585 admired by the German writer during the Grand Tour in 1726. The Botanical Garden of Padua has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.
Prato della Valle and the Church of Santa Giustina: Paduans are proud of the greatness of Prato della Valle (88620 square meters), a square that by total extension is second only to the Red Square of Moscow. To understand how large it actually is, just think that it is formed by a central island, completely green, called Isola Memmia in honor of the podestà who commissioned the work.
The University, the 2nd oldest university in Europe, and the Anatomical Theater: the dissection table is surrounded by six rounds of carved walnut boxes. At the entrance of the anatomical theater you can see the inscription in Latin "Mors ubi gaudet succurrere vitae", or "Where death is happy to help life".
Euganean Hills with the unmissable magic of its Villas and Castles
Thermal Baths of Abano and Montegrotto
Don't hesitate and book you stay in Padua!!