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Welcome to Padua

Padua was catapulted into the limelight by UNESCO’s recent recognition of the city’s Scrovegni Chapel as a World Heritage Site. Art lovers have been drawn here to admire Giotto’s showstopping fresco cycle for centuries, however, and the city’s attractive old town is home to a collection of lovely squares and historic cafés bustling with students from the local university. Pilgrims are drawn to the Basilica of St. Anthony, and boat cruises and bike tours along the Riviera di Brenta also top the list of the most popular things to do.

Top 4 attractions in Padua

Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)

Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)

Padua is home to one of Italy’s greatest treasures of medieval art: the Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni). Decorated with an exquisite early-14th-century fresco cycle by Giotto—considered a masterpiece of Western art—the chapel was restored in 2002, and the frescoes were returned to their original magnificence.More
Prato della Valle

Prato della Valle

The largest square in Italy isn’t in Rome or Florence, but in the charming northern city of Padua. A turn through the oval-shaped Prato della Valle, considered one of the most beautiful public spaces in Italy, to admire its grassy central island encircled by an elegant statue-lined canal, is a must while visiting Padua.More
Villa dei Vescovi

Villa dei Vescovi

Perched in the scenic Euganean Hills outside Padua, Villa dei Vescovi was built in the 16th century as a summer retreat or the city’s bishops. Today, the stately villa and its grounds are owned by Italy’s National Trust (FAI, and its frescoed halls and walled garden offer a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of the Renaissance elite.More
History of Medicine Museum of Padova (MUSME Padova)

History of Medicine Museum of Padova (MUSME Padova)

This interactive museum in Padua explores the evolution of medical science and humanity's knowledge of the body from ancient times to today through multimedia exhibits, videos, and themed displays. Learn about the history of medicine by visiting the museum’s six halls and anatomical theater.More

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Padua and Giotto

Padua and Giotto

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