Padua is a city with a thousand faces. It is full of beauty, art, ancient history and traditions. A journey in Padua is a magical experience and the sceneries change continually between the past and the present.
What to See in Padova:
The restored Building of Reason and the Loggia of the Carraresi, the Chapel of the Scrovegni with its precious frescoes by Giotto, the sculptures by Donatello… Monuments of Padua are countless, and on the top there are the Basilicas of St. Anthony, the Abby of St. Justin and the Duomo with its Roman Baptistery, that stand amongst the daily bustle of the city markets in Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta, amongst the grandeur of Prato della Valle and under the millenary porticos. Padua owns also Europe's first University Botanical Garden and the ancient Bo Palace as the historical seat of its university.
What to do in Padova:
The city has creatively combined its ancient splendour with the dynamic modern life. Markets, piazzas, refined restaurants, historical bars, as well as fashionable venues where to go for a ritual of aperitif, which is the best way to live in a local life. Moreover, a lot of events and festivals are hold in Padua during the year, such as the fireworks on the 15th of August, the Padova Marathon in April and the Celebrations of St. Anthony (June 13th).
What to eat in Padova:
The local cuisine is similar to Venetian cuisine, but with its own flavours and traditions, as it is deeply linked to the land and the agriculture of this area. There are so many great products that make it impossible to list them all: the DOC (Registered Designation of Origin) wines, the DOP Veneto Berico Euganeo prosciutto (the sweet prosciutto from Montagnana) and the DOP Euganei Berici extra virgin olive oil… for foodies, here is another world to explore.