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Prato della Valle

Prato della Valle Tours and Activities

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The largest public square in Italy is in the city of Padua, although Prato della Valle is much more of an oval than a proper square. The huge space of more than 96,800 square feet (9,000 square meters) has an island in the middle that's surrounded by a canal that has rows of statues on either side. This was once a swampy area, but in the late 18th century, a drainage system was installed and the piazza took on its present look.

There are 78 statues in the Prato della Valle set in two rings, including one dedicated to the man whose idea it was to drain the swamp and build the piazza. There are bridges over the canal so people can walk to the island – Isola Memmia. It's often the site of local festivals.

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Via Michele Sanmicheli, 49, Padua, Veneto, 35123
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Padua City Sightseeing Walking Tour of Must-See-Sites with Local Guide

Padua City Sightseeing Walking Tour of Must-See-Sites with Local Guide

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Travel from Venice to Padua, a neighboring city in the Veneto region. With a local guide, explore the highlights of this charming city, which is filled with piazzas, monuments, gardens, and students. Learn about its past and rich cultural heritage as a hotspot for European artists and writers. You’ll also visit the Pedrocchi Café, which was a hub for the Italian literary crowd.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$202.73
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$202.73
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Private Padua Highlights Tour including Scrovegni Chapel and St Antonio Basilic

Private Padua Highlights Tour including Scrovegni Chapel and St Antonio Basilic

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This 4-hour private tour together with an expert local guide allows you to discover this wonderful historical city in the best way possible. Meet your local guide in Prato della Valle, one of the biggest Squares of the City and immerse yourself in the art and culture of the City of the Saint. You will have the privilege to admire the famous Sant Antonio Basilica, a religious symbol of the city where are the remains of the Saint that welcomes tourists every year on pilgrimage, especially on June 13, the day dedicated to the Saint and you can choose to visit from inside the incomparable Scrovegni Chapel which contains masterpieces by Giotto. In the historical center you will cross important commercial squares such as Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta where you will admire Palazzo della Ragione, ancient seat of the city's courts. Then on, one of the oldest Italian universities which hosts a famous Botanical Garden up to the very famous and ancient Caffe Pedrocchi.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$309.65
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Day Trip by train from Venice to Padua. Private tour

Day Trip by train from Venice to Padua. Private tour

Your tour at the discovery of one of the most enchanting cities in Veneto starts at 8.40 from the railway station of Venice. Here you will take a speed train that will bring you to Padua in only 25 minutes. Your private guide will wait for you at Piazza Garibaldi, which can be easily reached with a pleasant 10 minute-walk or, in alternative, with public transportation. Thanks to an expert guide you will discover the treasures of the historic centre. After the sightseeing tour, treat yourselves to a refreshing lunch and have some free time. In the afternoon, we suggest you to visit the Botanical Garden, nominated World Heritage site by UNESCO. Your visit will end at 18.53 at the railway station where you will catch a train back to Venice.
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  • 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$191.97
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Private Tour Discovering Padova

Private Tour Discovering Padova

Try this tour and discover the city of Padua, with its famous Frescos, its second world oldest university, its beautiful huge monumental square, St. Antony Basilica and much more. At the end you can relax in an ancient tower surrended by green tasting good wines.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Padua private tour with Church of the Hermits and Baptistery of the Dome

Padua private tour with Church of the Hermits and Baptistery of the Dome

Don’t get held back by a big tour group when you go to explore Padua. This private Padua tour is led by a private guide with just your own group, so you can go at the pace that seems right for you. Along with a thorough tour of Padua's old town, you’ll also see attractions such as Church of the Eremitani.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.86
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Padua experience like a local

Padua experience like a local

This tour will take us, together with a local accompanist, to discover the real Padua. We will take a walk around the city to discover the most important sights and monuments. We will see Prato della Valle, the largest square in the city of Padua and among the largest in Europe, which with its 78 statues is an album of the important characters of Padua. The Basilica of Sant’Antonio or “Il Santo”, a destination for millions of pilgrims each year and a romantic mix of styles and cultures from all corners of the world. Along the cobblestone streets we will reach the medieval heart of the historic center. We will see the ancient Ghetto of the city that with its narrow streets has become a meeting place for young students. Then the Squares, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta with the views of the Palazzo della Ragione and often enlivened by the stalls of the Market and the swarming of people under the "Salone". We will reach Piazza dei Signori, a meeting place for Paduans at the aperitif and once the home of the Lords of the city. Palazzo Bo, headquarters of the University of Padua, founded in 1222, which has always attracted students from all over the world. We will conclude the tour in the most typical of manners: we will stop for a coffee in the historic "Caffè Pedrocchi".
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.97
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$111.97
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Padua, Prato della Valle and Saint Anthony Basilica

Padua, Prato della Valle and Saint Anthony Basilica

One of the most interesting itineraries in Padua, with a mix of Religion and art. Guided visit of the Basilica di Sant’Antonio (Saint Anthony Cathedral) with the Chapel of Saint Anthony, the Relics, the Chapel of St James with the frescoes of Altichiero, and The Cloister and the Magnolia Cloister. Moreover you will see the two small chapels just outside the Basilica, the Oratorio di San Giorgio and the Scoletta del Santo. Final stop at the huge square of Padua: Prato della Valle.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$176.80
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Small Group Guided Tour of Padua from Venice

Small Group Guided Tour of Padua from Venice

This tour will take us, together with a local guide, to discover the real Padua. We will take a walk around the city to discover the most important sights and monuments. We will see Prato della Valle, the Basilica of Sant’Antonio or "Il Santo", the destination of millions of pilgrims every year and a romantic mix of styles and cultures from all corners of the world. Along the cobbled streets and medieval arcades we will reach the beating heart of the historic center. We will see the Old Ghetto of the city which with its narrow streets and clubs has become a meeting place for young students. Then the Squares, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta with views of the Palazzo della Ragione and often enlivened by the market stalls and the swarming of people under the “Salone”. We will reach Piazza dei Signori, a meeting place for Paduans at an aperitif and once the home of the Lords of the city. Palazzo Bo seat of the University of Padua. We will conclude the tour with a "Padovana" tasting
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.86
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Padua, Venetian villas along Brenta riviera private full day tour with driver

Padua, Venetian villas along Brenta riviera private full day tour with driver

Private tour to visit the town of Padua and one of the Venetian villas located along the Brenta riviera between Padua and Venice with a professional English speaking driver and a licensed tour guide. Cultural tour to retrace the mainland of Venice.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$661.22
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Padova Bike tour

Padova Bike tour

Nestled on the banks of the Bacchiglione River, the beautiful city of Padova is home to arcade streets, traditional squares, and historic medieval fortifications. On this tour, hop into the saddle to explore the city by bike with your guide, and find out what makes Padova special. Follow ancient waterways to top attractions such as Santa Giustina Basilica and the 18th-century Pedrocchi Café—with pickup and drop-off at your Padova hotel included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.51
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Should I book Prato della Valle tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Prato della Valle can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Prato della Valle 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Prato della Valle costs USD 77.51. Guided Prato della Valle tours start around USD 77.51 per person.
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