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Preparing for Padova: Tips & Hints

1. Tourists spending vacation in Padua may enjoy a trip to Venice as each day buses are departing from the Piazzale Boschett. The cost of a trip will be about 4Euro and the trip will last up to an hour. Many prudent tourists prefer stopping in Padua and opting for affordable hotels of the city meanwhile setting off to the excursions and observation tours to Venice. Another way to reach a popular tourist destination is a train. The cost of a trip in this case will vary from 4 up to 10Euro.
2. Padua features hot and wet summers. That is why the optimum seasons for visiting the city are late spring and autumn. Even though Padua features a rather warm winter period, still during the cold season fallouts and fogs are rather common turning the weather unfavorable for hiking and touring.
3. The optimum city transportation means is a tram as its route runs through the most significant excursion destinations and districts of the city. On weekdays the trams are running with up to 8 minute intervals meanwhile on Saturdays and Sundays the intervals between trams may increase up to 20 minutes.
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4. A historical center of the city is banned for transport and is totally in disposal of pedestrians. As some landmarks and sights are located far from each other, tourists are recommended to rent a bicycle for city cruising. Due to the roads being free from other transport, exploring the historical center by bicycle is safe and convenient.

5. Tourists looking to using city transport and to visiting excursions are recommended to get a special card named PadovaCard. The card can be valid though 48 or 72 hours, the cost will be 16 and 21 Euro correspondingly. Apart from free traveling by city transport the card gives a discount for visiting various cultural and entertaining establishments.
6. Travelers visiting the city of Padua in the tourist heat should take care of booking tickets for different cultural events in advance. Even though the tickets will be a bit more expensive in this case, still booking in advance is a perfect alternative to standing in long queues.

7. High quality service in restaurants and cafés should necessarily be rewarded with tips. In upscale eating houses tips may be included into a total bill otherwise one will need to add 10 – 15% to the sum of the bill to reward a waiter. In budgetary restaurants and cafés a total sum should be rounded up to any convenient sum and that will be enough for a reward.
8. Many museums and cultural establishments offer sufficient discounts for kids and students. To get a discount one should have all the documents proving the right to benefits.
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