This charming university city, the ancient “city of water” can now be discovered with City Sightseeing Padua.
Aboard our happy red bus wonder at the ancient city walls and bridges within which many a past battle have beenfought and discover the culture which has made the city’s 12 th century university one of the most famous in Italy. Prato Della Valle is reputed to be the largest square in Europe and is certainly stunning with its many statues gracefully adorning it.
All around the city the “portici” the curious continuous arches shield from the summer heat and allow the visitor to browse in peace in the delightful shops before stopping for an aperitif or mid morning coffee at the prestigious Caffè Pedrocchi, the impressive cafè which up until 1916 never closed its doors !
Of course Padova is famous for its saint, Saint Antonio, known throughout as THE SAINT and whose shrine attracts millions of visitors every year. The impressive Basilica complex also houses famous works of art including three affrescos by Tiziano.
How could we not mention the world famous Scrovegni Chapel which attracts flocks of visitors to gaze in awe at its stunning frescoes which have been majestically restored for the tourist’s pleasure.
Prepare to be stunned. In the summer months City Sightseeing Padova also gives you the opportunity of combining our hop on hop off tour with an optional boat trip in a modern copy of an historic vessel along the inner waterways of this enchanting city.
As your captain glides the boat along he will guide you through the secrets of the flora and fauna that populate this fertile basin thus allowing the privileged visitor a once only glance into this fascinating world.
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