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Travel in time back to the Reinassance of North Eastern Italy

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Video list

  1. Pictures of Padua, sightseeing tour on segway
  2. Padua: The Scrovegni Chapel 
  3. Padua on segway: Galileo’s Podium
  4. Wellness at the Roman SPA: Montegrotto (3 videos) 
  5. The castle of Monselice
  6. Monselice: Lispida Castle
  7. Wellness at the Roman SPA: Abano Terme
  8. Abano Terme beauty & relax
  9. Montecchia Golf Club

Follow Patrizio & Syusy in their travel throughout history and time, back to the Reinassance of North Eastern Italy, a land full of art jems to discover. The itinerary starts from Padua, with a sightseeing tour by segway and on foot visiting all the beauties of the city centre: the main squares, the great churches and abbeys, the famous University. Don’t forget the impressive Scrovegni Chapel, Giotto’s masterpiece. Then, nearby, pay a visit to the Castles of Monselice and Lispida, discover their legends and stories, or participate to some historical reenactments!

Then your Slow Tour continues with some wellness: the Euganean Hills are easily connected both to Padua and Venice, offering a wide range of options for travellers who enjoy wellness and SPA. The natural park of the hills is all around, perfect for some walking or cycling deep in the nature.

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Visit Padua: helpful hints

Italian name: Padova

Arrival

Padua doesn’t have an airport. The nearest airport for international flights is the Venice Airport, but there is a bus leading directly to Padua (rides every hour, 8,5€). For transcontinental flights the nearest airport is the Bologna Airport. From the airport, first you have to reach Bologna Central Station by bus (rides every 15 minutes, it takes 30 minuts, 6€). From Bologna Central Station, both Trenitalia and Italo trains reach Padua in 50 minutes (ticket 10€, more or less).

Transports

You can visit Padua on foot or by bus. Single ticket costs 1,3€ and it lasts 75 minutes, more on FBus website.

What to do

Padua is a stunning art city in Veneto region, close to Venice and Verona, in North Eastern Italy. It is famous for several art masterpiece that you simply must visit: start with the Giotto’s Scrovegni Chapel and Saint’s Anthony church. The University of Padua is one of the oldest and most important in Italy and in the whole Europe, here taught none other than Galileo Galilei and you can still visit its original Podium.

For a special break, look for the historic Caffè Pedrocchi and ask for their fine special caffè (a long espresso coffee with fresh mint cream and chocolate powder).

For more tips, watch the whole web serie we made about Padua and if you are fond of SPA tourism (or you just need some relaxing quality time) consider to spend some time on the Colli Euganei area, nearby. Pick one of the several SPA resort and enjoy the Roman baths and muds (try Abano Terme or Montegrotto Terme). From Padua, you can also reach easily many other interesting places, take a look to this itinerary through the amazing Palladian Villas of Veneto.

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