Padua is the capital of the northeastern province of Padua and it is considered to be one of the oldest cities in Italy. According to the legends, it was founded in 1184 BC. Padua saw many rulers and families. It belonged to Roman, German and even Austrian Empire. Nowadays the city is one of the most important destinations during the journeys around the Veneto region. Padua guests will be offered a great variety of accommodations of various price ranges. Here you can stay either at a local board or an apartment or spend a night in the elegant city hotel.
The best way to get to know the city is to make a boat trip along the city canal. Many of the historic buildings on the water are concentrated in the city centre around the Prato della Valle which is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Europe. The most important building on the site is the Basilica of St.Antonio. It is a major pilgrimage site that attracts visitors from all over the world and belongs to the major sacred places of Italy. Near the Basilica one can find the venerable university which was founded in 1222. The famous botanical garden â€śOrto Botanicoâ€ť belongs to the university campus. Piazza Signore is another important place of Padua. It is the site where the old Palace of Justice with the city loggia and the clock tower is situated. â€śKapella degli Scrovegniâ€ť located next to the Duomo and the Baptistery belongs to the special attractions of Padua. The visitors will also find many good art galleries in the inner city area in addition to several museums.
The elegant â€śCaffee Pedrocchiâ€ť is one of the oldest and most traditional meeting places of the residents of Padua. It is located in an elaborately designed building in the city centre.