Padova
Padua
Recommended
Padua The Essential
Recommended
Close to Venice yet not entirely overshadowed by the Serenissima, Padua unfolds around a delightful medieval centre dotted with little squares and palaces. It is renowned for the Scrovegni family Chapel, adorned with frescoes by Giotto and the basilica of St Anthony, where the city's patron saint is buried. At sunset, scores of students invade the streets and cafés, a reminder of the prestigious intellectual and scientific history of this university city, one of the oldest of Europe.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Padua
Scrovegni Chapel: frescoes by Giotto
Scrovegni Chapel: frescoes by Giotto
Around 1310 Giotto decorated the walls
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Basilica del Santo
Basilica del Santo
In Padua, St Anthony is "the Saint"
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Hermits' church
Hermits' church
Sadly greatly damaged by bombing in 1944
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Padua's Museo Diocesano
Padua's Museo Diocesano
Housed in Palazzo Vescovile, the museum
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Padua Baptistry
Padua Baptistry
Adjoining the cathedral, the 12C
Prato della Valle
Prato della Valle
This charming oval garden planted with
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