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Casa di Alvise Cornaro 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.
Piazza dei Signori 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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City tours, excursions and tickets in Padua and surroundings

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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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Botanical Garden of Padua

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
At the end of the 17th century there were built new greenhouses and other necessary buildings. On the cusp of 17-18th centuries, the botanic garden was drastically renovated. Nice fountains and several sculptural compositions in the antique style are decorating the garden too. This botanic garden occupies an area of 22 000 square meters. Their visitors can see the unique old trees and rare plants from the whole world. … Read further

Venice and its Lagoon

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
Inside the cathedral is decorated with marvellous mosaics. The main religious artefact is reliquiae of Saint Marcus. Every day there comes to a lot of pilgrims from the whole world. Not far from the cathedral has placed another main architectural monument of Venice – the Palazzo Ducale. The Palace was built in Gothic style in the first half of the 15th century. Unfortunately, we don't know who was the architect of this wonderful building. The palace is a large architectural complex where was saved in an old prison. It is quite impossible to see all street corners and magnificent halls in a day. … Read further


From the series “Permanently Sinking Cities and Regions”
The city has a special system of the spillway that has to prevent the water level. The system was built in 2014 and cost 6,7 billion dollars for the city budget. Unfortunately, with this system, the city continues to go closer to the water. From 1727 till nowadays it is lower for 60 meters than originally. For last years the speed of subsidence got higher. Specialists say that in 2028 it will be impossible to live in Venice. … 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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