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Padova, Prato della Valle

Go Cycling

Cycling is a great way to get acquainted with Padua and its suburbs. You can rent a bicycle and use the services of a guide. You can travel through the city streets and along the banks of the Brenta River. Beautiful villas are located there. You can also take a ride on the picturesque but steep slopes of the Euganean Hills. Grapes and fruit trees are grown on them.
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Climbing Walls in Padua

You can spend time on one of the 3 climbing walls during your stay in Padua. Centro Sportivo Plebiscito and Intellighenzia Project are indoor climbing walls. Arrampicata Sportiva Padova is an outdoor climbing wall. You can train or take a course in each of them. You will become a member of a group or will be able to attend individual classes with a trainer.

Water Trips

There are clubs in Padua. Their instructors will teach you how to row a canoe or kayak. If you take a few lessons in one of them, you can take a walk on the Pontecorvo Channel. It is the only winding channel in the city. You will admire the houses with beautiful facades that stand on its banks. Employees of the club will also organize a voyage on the water flows of the Veneto region. Copyright
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Learn to Ride a Horse

If you visit the Padua Equestrian Association, you will have the opportunity to watch the horses and learn how to ride under the guidance of an experienced trainer. If you want, you will be able to go on a horse riding tour of the picturesque surroundings of the city on your own or accompanied by an instructor. For example, you can take a trip to the Euganean Hills. You will enjoy the beautiful landscape and communication with a smart animal.
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Tour of the Astronomical Observatory La Specola

You will probably be interested to visit the Astronomical Observatory La Specola. It is famous for the fact that the great Galileo Galilei worked in it. It is located in a high tower called Torlonga. It was part of the castle. It was built between 2 channels. The castle was destroyed in an earthquake in 1117. At first, the prison and warehouse were located in it. But it was turned into an Observatory consisting of 2 parts in 1761.
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The room with large windows was located in the upper part. It was intended for observing the sun to the zenith. Serifs on the floor were made at the bottom. They allowed observing the southern side of the world. La Specola was used for military purposes during the First World War. The museum was opened there in 1994. Tickets are sold at Oratory of St. Michele. You will have the opportunity to participate in a group tour lasting 1 hour. You will also be able to climb to the top of the tower. You can enjoy a wonderful view of the city while standing on it.
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Parco Padovaland Adrenaline Rides

If you come to the city in the summer and want to get an adrenaline rush after exploring all its attractions, you can go to the water park Parco Padovaland. It is located in the open air in the shade of dense trees. If you come here, you will be able to cool off in the pools. One of them is equipped with artificial waves. You will also have the opportunity to ride on water slides and take advantage of extreme attractions. For example, a Twin-Inside is 2 closed pipes. You will have to make a descent on them in complete darkness.
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You will also find an exciting race on inflatable boats and a long slide with 5 lanes there. They are located at different heights. You can use the Kamikaze ride. It is traditional for water parks. You can see the entire territory of the water park from a height thanks to it. There is also innovative entertainment in Parco Padovaland. It's a ball with ropes. If you use it, you will have to climb on a huge inflatable ball with the help of ropes. It has a slippery surface due to water pouring from above. Climbing is complicated by the fact that people, who have already managed to get on the ball, pull the ropes.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Padua
♥   Restaurant 'Boccadoro' NOVENTA PADOVANA. Type - Regional cuisine. 5.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Il Baretto' ALBIGNASEGO. Type - Seafood. 6.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Bulesca' Selvazzano Dentro. Type - Classic cuisine. 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Montecchia' SELVAZZANO DENTRO. Type - Modern cuisine. 9.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'abcmontecchia' Selvazzano Dentro. Type - Regional cuisine. 9.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Padua
♥   Castle 'Castello Di San Pelagio' Padova, 11.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di San Martino della Vaneza' Cervarese Santa Croce, 13 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello del Catajo' Battaglia Terme, 14.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Montegalda' Montegalda, 16.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Lispida' Monselice, 16.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Padua
♥   Palace 'Ca’ Foscari' , 35.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Labia' , 35.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Ca’ Rezzonico' , 35.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Malipiero' , 35.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Grassi' , 35.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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