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Padua is a very pretty city on the edge of the Euganean Hills, is noted mainly for its university and for its associations with St. Antony. This city was the focal point of literature and culture in the past and nowadays preserves a lot of its charms and qualities.
Padova is an historical city and has preistorick origins, but it knew its increase with the Roman Empire to leave from the II sec. a.C and even if little it remains of the roman age and of the barbaric period, it is rich of important monuments that start from the Middle Ages and finish to the rinascimento.
Subsequently it was dominated from the Longobardi and during the Middle Ages it was guided from the powerful families of the age. In 1405 it enters in the Republic of Venice, and of it it follows the fascinating history. Padova is connected to the Po river for means of navigation channels and to the lagoon of Venice through the Coast of the Brenta. The heart is the Palace of the Reason and the two public squares of the Grass and Frutta. In Public square of the Getlteman we find the Loggia of the Great Guard (century XV) and the Palace of the Capitanio.
The Basilica of S. Antonio (XIII century), the Nail head Scrovegni (Giotto XIII century), the Nail head of the Scrovegni (beginning XIV century), Church of the Eremitani (century XIII), the civic Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Pinacoteca, the Church of S. Sofia (century XII), the Palace of the Reason, the Church of S. Giustina, the Prato of Goes them, the Botanical Garden, the Dome, the Altinate door.
One day Tour in Padua (Padova)
Start the tour at Piazza degli Eremitani where you will visit the Augustinian church of the Eremites restored after war damage and we can admire frescoes by Mantegna in the Cappella Ovetari.
The you will see the Cappella degli Scrovegni with Giotto’s splendid frescoes, that represent scenes from the life of the Virgin and the Christ. You can proceed your tour walking along Corso Garibaldi and we will admire the neoclassical Caffè Pedrocchi that was the first and largest café in Europe.
Then you go on seeing he University built in 16th century and proceed going to Piazza delle Erbe when we find Palazzo della Ragione the old law court now an exhibition and conferences hall.
Now you go to Piazza dei Signori, here we can admire the Loggia della Guardia an Early Renaissance building and Palazzo del Capitanio formerly seat of the Venetian governor. Following this visit you will see the Cathedral, a high Renaissance building with an elegant Baptistery. Proceed going to the church of Sant’Antonio, on the way you stop at the Prefecture and the Tomb of Antenor, a medieval sarcophagus. Then you will visit the church of Sant’Antonio known as “il Santo”, containing the Tomb of St Antony of Padua that attracts many pilgrims every year. In front of the church you admire Donatello’s equestrian statue of Gattamelata the first large bronze statue made in Italy. Your final stop will be at the church of Santa Giustinia where you will admire the high altar fine painting by Veronese, but before we will cross the unique Prato della Valle. Your tour around Padua is unfortunately finish but don’t forget this lovely city.
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Part of the information regarding the history, the art, the traditions and the events about the city of on this page is drawn from www.wikipedia.org
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