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City break in Padua. Active leisure ideas for Padua - attractions, recreation and nightlife

padova piazza Padua hosts one of the natural sights of global significance which is a majestic botanical garden. A promenade through the Orto Botanico di Padova will be of great interest to all the guests of the tourist destination. This is the oldest botanical garden in Europe presenting the richest collection of the rarest plants and flowers. The garden is of unique beauty in late spring when trees are in blossom. Another marvelous place for family recreation in Padua is the Butterfly Arc garden.
By the amount of significant tourist objects the city of Padua trails only the majestic sea-born city of Venice. Padua is a large and impressive city which offers its guests various … Open
As it becomes clear of its name the main inhabitants of the scenic nature nook of the city are butterflies of different sizes and colors. The garden is nice decorated and apart from marvelous butterfly scenes offers the visitors numerous majestic fragrant flower beds for admiration. The Parco Milcovich will be a fantastic place for hiking enthusiasts as well as for picnics and barbeque fans. The park is located in a few minute walk from the center of the city.
Its vast territory features special cycling tracks and well equipped playing grounds for kids meanwhile their parents will find awesome cozy and quiet benches and alcoves to rest in. A walking tour though a buzzing city may shift to a serene pleasure in the wild greenery of the park in any moment. The most famous entertaining destination in Padua is the Amusement park featuring plenty of playing grounds for kids of all ages. The park is a perfect place to spend a whole day there trying various attractions in action and entertaining on the playing grounds. Copyright
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 … Open
A destination of a smaller scale but the same interesting and attractive is an amusement park named Parco Padovaland. Evening entertainments in Padua may be as well exciting and diverse. Various cinemas, bars and restaurants are inviting the guests of the city to spend an evening and enjoy best films, drinks and foods. The Altino cinema is one of the most popular film theaters of the city. Its bill will meet every taste and fancy. Among city night clubs the most renowned one is the La Mela di Newton club offering its visitors not only a rich playlist of contemporary music but a cozy bar resembling a tavern by its decoration. The club is always filled with a buzzing and friendly atmosphere being an established place of meeting of contemporary music fans and eager dancers.
san antonio The largest shopping center in Padua is the Sotto il Salone one, offering the largest choice of goods from clothing of leading brands to exclusive jewelry, perfumes and kids goods. The largest market place of the city is the Mercatini dell' Antiquariato e Modernariato. This is exactly the place to hunt fresh foods and memorable souvenirs.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Padua
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi' , 85.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'The Dolomites' , 111.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Padua
♥   Amusement park 'Playplace' Verona, 68.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Movieland Studios' Lazise, 89.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Gardaland' Castelnuovo del Garda, 90.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Mirabilandia' Ravenna, 122.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Padua
♥   Water park 'Aqualandia' Jesolo, Venezia, 57.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Canevaworld' Lazise, Verona, 90.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Mirabilandia Beach' Savio, Ravenna, 122.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Padua
♥   Restaurant 'Storie d’Amore' Padova. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Officina' Rubano. Type - Seafood. 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Dotto di Campagna' PONTE DI BRENTA. Type - Regional cuisine. 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Il Calandrino' RUBANO. Type - Country. 5.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Le Calandre' RUBANO. Type - Creative. 5.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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City of Verona

From the series “Top 15 UNESCO sites In Europe”
Verona has numerous unique monuments of Ancient Rome. The undisputed symbol of the city is the Arena di Verona, as well as the beautiful Roman theater and Gavi Arch. Numerous gothic churches and gorgeous palaces are reminiscent of the era of the Middle Ages. One of the most visited sites is associated with the names from the famous Shakespeare play. Despite the fact that the story of Romeo and Juliet is a fiction, many romantic natures still tend to see houses of lovers and visit the tomb of Juliet and other significant places of Verona, which appear in the play one way or another. … Read further

Arena di Verona

From the series “Ancient amphitheaters and arenas, that are still operational”
The amphitheater was built in the 30s AD. Now it is located in the central square of Verona - Piazza Bra. In size it ranks third in the world, behind only the world-famous Colosseum and the ancient amphitheater located in Santa Maria Capua Vetera. Originally, the theater was used to conduct gladiatorial and sea battles popular in the era of ancient Rome, as well as circus performances. … Read further
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Guide to your best city break in Padua - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Padua - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Padua?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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