Padua, Italy, travel in the Old Town
Padua in northern Italy is one of those great old cities with a beautifully preserved historic center. The pedestrian zone has got arcades and shops, bars and cafés, cobblestone and broad piazzas, and lots of people out having a good time. We say Padua, Italians say Padova. In this episode we are going to focus more on people and the street life rather than historic sites like churches or museums. We will be showing you some great old buildings and suggesting a nice walking route that will get you right around through the historic center of Padua and will take you into the university district. Padua makes a very convenient day trip from nearby Venice, which is just 24 miles away – it's about a half hour train ride. We visit the main piazzas and Via Roma, a wonderful walking street. It really is the main pedestrian lane of Padua, and while it's not a piazza it functions as one because there are no cars allowed, so it's long and narrow as a street but filled with people.
The town has a wonderful historic center with pedestrian lanes and the loggia, with all of these arcades and columns. It's very pedestrian-friendly and bicycle-friendly. People are pedaling all over the place here, and there's lots of cafés, naturally, sidewalk cafés, people eating and drinking in the evening especially the young people, who come out about 6 o'clock to 7 o'clock and have a spritz, or a beer, have a wine at the café.
he grand Palazzo della Ragione is surrounded by three primary piazzas - delle Erbe, dei Fruit and dei Signori. This is the heart of Padua.
We found some sort of a street party going on. Turns out they are celebrating graduation day at the Padua medical school. It's the oldest medical school in the world, first founded with the University in the year 1222. And this being Italy they know how to celebrate in the streets. Amazing to think this ritual has been going on annually for about 800 years. And Padua still has one of the best medical schools in the world. The University has been associated with a large number of important intellectuals such as Copernicus, Galileo, Stendhal and William Harvey, who developed his system of blood circulation here. The university medical school has the oldest anatomy lab in the world and the university also hosts the oldest botanical garden in the world, which was used as a garden of curative herbs attached to the medical school. When done with your visit to Padua you can catch the tram right back to the train station.
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Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica di Sant’Antonio, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, Santuario di San Leopoldo Mandic, Battistero del Duomo, Villa Contarini, Orto Botanico di Padova, Prato della Valle, Cinta muraria, Abbazia di Santa Maria di Praglia, Castello di Monselice, Chiesa di Santa Sofia, Villa dei Vescovi, Castello del Catajo, Piazza dei Signori
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Walking Around Padova (Padua), Italy
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Places to see in ( Padova - Italy )
Places to see in ( Padova - Italy )
Padua is a city in Northern Italy’s Veneto region. It’s known for the frescoes by Giotto in its Scrovegni Chapel from 1303–05 and the vast 13th-century Basilica of St. Anthony. The basilica, with its Byzantine-style domes and notable artworks, contains the namesake saint’s tomb. In Padua's old town are arcaded streets and stylish cafes frequented by students of the University of Padua, established in 1222.
Though under an hour from Venice, Padua (Padova in Italian) seems a world away with its medieval marketplaces, Fascist-era facades and hip student population. As a medieval city-state and home to Italy’s second-oldest university, Padua challenged both Venice and Verona for regional hegemony. A series of extraordinary fresco cycles recalls this golden age – including in Giotto’s blockbuster Cappella degli Scrovegni, Menabuoi’s heavenly gathering in the baptistry and Titian’s St Anthony in the Scoletta del Santo. For the next few centuries, Padua and Verona challenged each other for dominance over the Veneto plains. But Venice finally settled the matter by occupying Padua permanently in 1405.
Padua stands on the Bacchiglione River, 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Venice and 29 km (18 miles) southeast of Vicenza. The Brenta River, which once ran through the city, still touches the northern districts. Its agricultural setting is the Venetian Plain (Pianura Veneta). To the city's south west lies the Euganaean Hills, praised by Lucan and Martial, Petrarch, Ugo Foscolo, and Shelley. It hosts the University of Padua, founded in 1222, where Galileo Galilei was a lecturer.
The city is picturesque, with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze, and many bridges crossing the various branches of the Bacchiglione, which once surrounded the ancient walls like a moat. Padua is the setting for most of the action in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. There is a play by the Victorian writer Oscar Wilde, titled The Duchess Of Padua.
Saint Anthony's Basilica is the best-known tourist site in Padova - millions of pilgrims visit every year. Built immediately after The Saint's death in the 1200s, it houses his tomb and notable relics. The statues and crucifix on the main altar are by Donatello, as is the statue of horse and rider in the square in front of the church (called Gattamelata - the honeyed cat).
St. George's Oratory (Oratorio di San Giorgio). A beautiful, frescoed, and generally empty hall on the south side of the piazza next to the Basilica di Sant'Antonio. The paintings were done by two of Giotto's students, and though they are not as magnificent as those in the Cappella degli Scrovegni, you can sit down and gaze at them undisturbed for as long as you like.
Scrovegni's Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni) is in the north of the city center, not far from the bus and train stations. The walls and ceilings are covered in frescos by Giotto, completed in 1303-1305. The chapel has been well preserved and the art is very impressive. Some of the techniques used were well ahead of their time. A must-see for art and art history fans.
At 90.000 square meters, Prato della Valle is the biggest square in Europe and probably one of the most beautiful in the World. Historically a Roman theater and later a fairground, it was redone in 1775 to the present layout: a large central grassy area, surrounded by a statue-lined canal, then a broad expanse of flagstones before a couple lanes of traffic are allowed to trickle around it in the distance.
Santa Giustina Basilica is along one side of Prato della Valle. When you visit, don't miss the Martyr's Hallway off of the right-front corner of the basilica. Roman ruins, including an Arena. The Arena is smaller and less impressive than those in Verona or Rome, but well-located in a lovely and well-maintained park.
Chiesa Eremitani, near Scrovegni's Chapel, has an unusual wooden ceiling. The church was badly damaged in WWII, and much of its artwork was destroyed, but what remains is beautiful. The Duomo, or cathedral, is smaller than the two basilicas but not by much - don't be misled by the relatively small façade on Piazza del Duomo. Michaelangelo was involved in the cathedral's design.
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Walking in PADUA / Italy - Old Town to Prato della Valle - 4K 60fps (UHD)
The old city of Padua (Padova ) close to Venice is often overlooked by tourists. Less than one hour away from Venice it provides an authentic atmosphere of Northern Italy.
We start at the train station and walk the first 6 minutes towards the Scrovegni Chapel and eventually the Old Town. A stroll along nice Piazzas and the inner city of Padua follows. We end up at the elliptical Prato della Valle - the largest square in Italy - for the first part.
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Visit The Veneto: Top Ten Towns in Veneto Italy - Wolters World
The Veneto (the region where you find Venice) is an amazing place. The cities and towns are filled with amazing palaces, museums, monuments, history and so much more. If you are traveling to Italy it is well worth your time to stay in the Veneto.
This video gives you our Top Ten Cities to Visit in the Veneto.
1. Venice - the canals and all the majesty of the island city.
2. Verona - the home of the Roman Arena and Romeo and Juliet.
3. Vicenza - Palladio's Playground
4. Padova - St Anthony's Basillica and much more
5. Treviso - the wine statue
6. Bassano del Grappa - drink the grappa
7. Cittadella - Amazing walled town in the Veneto
8. The Dolomites - great hiking in amazing mountains
9. Asiago - the home of some of the best cheese & WWI monuments around.
10. Marostica - Human chess tournament.
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